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A Tribute to My Mother

As an emotional release, I wrote this poem when I learned that my mother had passed


  away due to cancer. I know she was dying because ten days before her doctors advised


  me come to Texas to her bedside. -


Let my soul be quieted within me, O Lord,


For my precious mother has just fallen asleep;


Let me rejoice at the victory


That her spirit and soul is still living


--Awaiting for her glorified body which will live forever!


Yes, Lord, I grieve at the loss of my mother


Who was such a big part of my life;


And I know You expect me to go through this grieving process6


In the midst of this underlining joy


That she is with You and is no longer suffering.


She was quite a mother!


In addition to doing what regular moms do


She willingly and unselfishly took special care of me


Because I was born with a disability of cerebral palsy.


She met my physical needs for 30 years


Like nobody else could-- the way she did, anyway;


When she saw I was getting bored from no one to play with,


She took time from her busy schedule


To play dominoes and scrabble with me.


What a great mom she was!


Maybe I am prejudice,


But I know my mom was the best mother who has ever lived!


Thank You, Lord, my God, for giving her to me!


Thank You, Lord, for letting me


See her one last time


Before she went home to be with You,


For she strengthened my faith


To the reality of heaven


As she was aglow with the joyous expectancy


Of her eternal home.


I held her hand that had gotten very thin


Like the rest of her body,


But she smiled and winked at me


As she was saying,


"It's okay, my son; it's okay."


Her wink meant so much to me!


With her glowing, radiant spirit,


She was as a overjoyed bride

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