Mother remained so thoroughly special to
Giving everyone so many gifts no one
Her complete love of God was not
Knowing her children would need
God’s help too.
She would bring my sister and
I to Sunday school,
Wanting for us both to
understand the golden rule.
Hearing a sermon
on something we should know,
A life lesson
from the bible to help all of us grow.
to love it when finally the pastor would
“Open your hymn book for our song of the
It stayed forever so completely amazing
Everyone in church singing in perfect
How do you thank someone for just
For taking care of you and for
brushing your hair.
At the sewing machine
making one of us a dress,
Cleaning the house
by herself when it was a mess.
at night, helping Dad learn a new
Seeing to it, my sister would make it
to the next grade.
Jumping over the fence
going to the my sister’s rescue,
seem to be anything our Mother couldn’t
The neighbors fence she jumped more than
five feet high,
I can’t tell you how amazed I
was, it was like she could fly.
a scream come from my sister who was
And she cleared the fence without even
tearing her skirt.
“How do you talk about a
wonderful woman like this?”
Who when you were
hurt would give you a kiss.
Who would hold
you in her arms really tight,
by saying, “It will be alright.”
to lend any friend a helping hand,
she wanted both of us to understand.
see anyone having a tougher time than
Try if you can to assist them and make
Mother, I hope I will become half
as good as you,
All you gave me, I can pass
on to my children too.
I truly know when
everything is all said and done,
you were definitely the chosen one.
choose you Mother, my very best friend,
did go back in time to choose all over
“Mother, Dear Mother . . . How I
© Brenda Sparkman