Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sentimental Sunday: There Were Six

Who could resist a warm smile, a hand to hold and a hug that is so consoling when need be and as spontaneous as you wanted it to be.

Who could resist that tug of your heart when your mother told you that you were special and that you are loved.

Who could resist being told that you looked very pretty when you knew that you yourself did not think so.

Who could resist taking a swipe of cake batter from a big wooden spoon and being asked your opinion as to whether it was good or not, knowing that each time it was the best you ever tasted.

Who could resist staring at the lady you called mom, mommie,or momma. Thinking how beautiful she was and how proud she made you feel.

Who could resist that laughter and the sound of a song that was sung while she snapped her fingers.

Who could resist knowing that she was your mama and you were her child.

Who could resist those tears that fell when her grown son ran out the room knowing she was on her way to another place better than this one.

Who could resist when she told the weakest one to go get that son because she knew in the end that weak one would become strong.

There are six who could not resist coming into the life of a wonderful person. A person who doted on them, who loved being around them, who protected and nutured them.

There were six who learned spiritual guidance through words and deeds. That it was as confidential as a mother's prayer.

There were six who knew that a Mother's Day celebration is just as meaningful today as it was yesterday.

There were six who knew without a doubt that they were loved.

There were six!!


Mavis said...

What a beautiful tribute!

Ms Vicky said...

Thank you Mavis!

dustbunny8 said...

Your Momma raised a poet.What a wonderful way to remember your mother.Thank you for sharing it with us.

Ms Vicky said...

Thanks dustbunny8 lol you think she did?

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Very nice!

May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

Bill ;-)
Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Angela Y. Walton-Raji said...


That was so beautiful. One can feel your mother's love, just reading how the touched the lives of six children and gave them love.


Ms Vicky said...

Thank you Dr.Bill

Ms Vicky said...

Angela my friend, thanks so much for the kind words.

Renate said...

Vicky, that was absolutely, positively beautiful. I can truly sense the love that you and your family had for your mother, and surely that love still lives on, as does her spirit within you.

Thanks for sharing this with us.


Ms Vicky said...

Thanks Renate. We sure miss and think about her daily.

Sandra Taliaferro said...


What a beautiful and moving poem, and a wonderful tribute to your mother. Thanks for sharing.


Ms Vicky said...

thank you so much Sandra!