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Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!
Ute and Nancy


Before I was Myself
You made Me, Me
Before I was myself you made me, me
With love and patience, discipline and tears,
Then bit by bit stepped back to set me free,
Allowing me to sail upon my sea,
Though well within the headlands of your fears
Before I was myself you made me, me
With dreams enough of what I was to be
And hopes that would be sculpted by the years,
Then bit by bit stepped back to set me free,
Relinquishing your powers gradually
To let me shape myself among my peers.
Before I was myself you made me, me,
And being good and wise,
you gracefully As dancers when the last sweet cadence nears
Bit by bit stepped back to set me free.
For love inspires learning naturally:
The mind assents to what the heart reveres.
And so it was through love you made me,
me By slowly stepping back to set me free.

copy right by, Nicholas Gordon.

5 comments:

Silver Strands said...

What a nice tribute!
Happy Mother's Day to you too :)

Denalee

Lady Ren said...

Really great- I am going to share this with my mom!

natsumi nishizumi said...

What a great post!! Happy Mother's Day!!

Rocks In The Wash said...

Wow, you have your mother's eyes! Loved the tribute to your mother(s); hope tomorrow is wonderful!

brown paper packages said...

I LOVE that first picture!!!

Happy Mother's Day!!