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
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-
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