As your 75th birthday draws near on New Year’s Day,
I find that dear thoughts of you come to me today,
I wish I could have planned a special day for you,
But, you hated your birthday, “just getting older,” you would say.
I work hard now, to appreciate my birthdays Mom,
It is hard I must confess, seeing that damned gray hair.
But I should not digress, and I should not give a care.
Because you had so many gifts, but you did not believe in yourself or it,
You had so many ways to help spirits lift, I wish you knew you had strength and grit.
Now that you have been at home with God for more than 5 years, I hope and pray,
That you know how special you are, God blessed you, no matter what you would say.
I hope you are the special guardian of all cats and dogs. for that was your wish.
I can imagine you surrounded by pets, frogs and polliwogs and perhaps even fish.
I love and think of you all the time, and I hope you will see my little rhyme.
Photos of Mom – Her senior photo and below that is a photo Mom, my baby brother and myself in the background. I am falling asleep. My brother was always hungry. Lol, it is nice to know that not everything changes!