Friday, May 7, 2010

Empty Nest - Mother's Day

I gave you life
I watched you grow
How was I
To ever know
That when you left
You'd take my heart
It stays with you
When we're apart

It seems like an eternity
Between the times
You're here with me
I miss the days
When you were small
Now I hardly see you
Much at all

A treasured card
Sits in a frame
I've kept them all
They bear your name
The cards are special
You can see...

...But it's "YOU" that means
So much to me.

36 comments:

Karen said...

Happy Mothers Day, have a great weekend :-)

Andrea said...

Ooohhh! Too Sweet and heart warming! Love & Best Mother's Day wishes to you!!!

DrSoosie said...

Happy Mama's day Ms. A!!

gregj said...

Very nice sentiments. I know my Mother kept cards in her vanity drawer. I don't know what happened to them.
Happy Mother's Day, Ms.A

baygirl32 said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Jimmy said...

Very Nice,

Happy Mothers Day Ms A

VKT said...

That is beautiful Mrs. A)))))) I feel the same way about my 21 year old. Happy Mother's Day!!! Love the post.

Star Child said...

Sweet poem. Hope you have a good day!

Momma Fargo said...

Happy Mother's Day! Hope it is super great!

Tgoette said...

That was a great poem! It belongs in a nice Mother's Day card for every other mom to share. Happy Mother's Day to you, Mrs. A!

TechnoBabe said...

They own our hearts, don't they? Lovely poem. I hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day.

Ms. Anthropy said...

TechnoBabe, They DO own our hearts! Hope you have a great one.

Pam Sissons said...

Happy Mother's Day...boy can I relate!!! Sheesh. Hope you'll join us...lots of us empty-nesters out there, for sure!!

CHeck our my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/FiftyIsTheNewForty and join the conversation with some other empty-nesters. For me, starting a website was my "therapy" during my go-round with empty nest:
http://www.fiftyisthenewforty.net/empty_nest.php

Ms. Anthropy said...

Pam, For as long as my nest has been empty, I should be used to it, but I still hate it. Thanks for dropping in!

Michelle Pixie said...

This is so incredibly sweet! I hope you have the most wonderful Mother's Day. =)

Just telling it like it is said...

That is totally beautiful!!That is how I feel about my teenager son...sometimes I fear he doesn't need me ; he's my baby still at 14...will be 15 yr.on May 19.Ohhh the days of my bald little boy

Just telling it like it is said...

Happy mother's day!

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

That's a beautiful, sweet poem, Ms. A. You're clearly a wonderful, loving mother and grandmother. Have a special weekend!
xoRobyn

Ashley King said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!!! if it makes you feel any better, i have my kids and it still doesn't feel like a mother's day weekend! =(

Neil and Susan Brown said...

My mother kept all my cards and I kept all my son's. Very touching poem.... We hope you have a very special Mother's Day!!

Tracie said...

Awww. I know I'll be feeling that way one day soon so I'll try not to complain about them TOO much while they are still around.

Happy Mother's Day!

blueviolet said...

I do so relate to those sentiments. It's so hard to let them go. I miss them terribly!

Happy Mother's Day!

Jenny said...

Happy Mothers Day! This was beautiful. And it feels like the way I feel so often!

Hugs and happy memories!

Bossy Betty said...

You made Betty cry!

Happy Mother's Day!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Thank you, Neil and Susan. Susan, Happy Mother's Day!

Horlic said...

Touching. Happy Mother's Day!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Thank you, Horlic!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Heart warming!
Happy Mother's Day!
Betty xx

Slyde said...

thats truly beautiful....

one of my worse anxieties is when my son gets too old to spend time with me..

Copyboy said...

Awesome poem. I like the smidge of Jewish guilt thrown in.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Slyde, enjoy them while you can. I relate to your anxiety. They do grow up and get lives of their own. *sigh

Thanks for stopping by!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

OH - that made me cry! Can I go up to school now and get my daughter out early so I can hug her?!

Ally said...

Awww, how sweet. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. My mom kept all of my cards over the years.

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Charming's Mama said...

Sweet poem. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Charming's Mama, Thank you and thanks for stopping in.

Marla said...

Well done, Ms A. I feel the same way about my kids. Except when I want to strangle them.