A Song For My Mother

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Cloudy, wet, melancholy …

Not sure if it was the weather, or maybe it’s because Mother’s Day weekend is this weekend.

I haven’t seen, kissed or hugged my Mom for almost a year now, and I miss her dearly.
Earlier this morning, I was talking to my Mom via Yahoo Instant Messenger, and I started bawling!! Oh, I just truly miss her so much!

And at times like these, music and nature have always calmed me down.

Two years ago, my now 15yo,  Jonathon, composed and recorded a song for me, “A Song For My Mother. With the help of my 19yo son, who I miss dearly today, too, a CD was compiled and was one of my memorable Mother’s Day present.

So today, I compiled a few photographs and created this video :

Here are some of my crumbcatchers' Mother's Day poems and letters:

Here's one written by my daughter when she was 9.

Makes me feel special;
Opens heart to others;
Thinks of other people;
Helps people;
Ever so special;
Radiant is the word for you!

Dear Mom,
I love you so much. You mean so much to me.
Sometimes I get mad at you, but then I forget about it, or
I say I’m sorry.
Mom, you’re very helpful.
Whenever I need help on my homework,
I always go to you first.
You help me, and I get the answer.

When I do the laundry and I need help;
I go to you only.
I might need help because
I probably don’t know what to turn it to;
And you help me.
You’re very helpful.

I really look up to you.
You’re the best mom.
I love you very much.
PS – You’re very special to me.


10 Things I love About You
( From my then 8-year old son, now 19yo)
Mom, you are special to me –
Because you take care of me.
Because you are there when I need you.
Because you let me go on the computer
Because you help with homework
Because you play with me
Because you bring me to school
Because you let me play with my friends
Because you bring me to the pool
Because you bring me to the beach
Because you love me


We celebrate Mother’s Day because mothers are special.
They care for us.
They tuck us in at night.
When we are bad and when they punish us, they still love us.
They love us all the time.

They sing to us before we go to sleep.
Moms bring us to school and pick us up.
Moms give us hugs and kisses.
They wake us up and give us hugs and kisses.
When we come home after school, they are happy.
They think about us all the time.
Sometimes moms play with their kids.
They are happy for us when they see a good report card.
They help us when we are sick.
They stay with you when you are in the hospital.

Sometimes moms give babies or kids a bath.
Sometimes moms help their kids with their homework.
Sometimes moms stay with their kids at the doctor’s.

All of these and many more.

To all the mothers, Happy Mother’s Day
And to my mom – She works very HARD at home, and on Mother’s Day
She will have to relax for a LOT OF DAYS.

- Written by Nicole , 1996.; She was 7 when she wrote this poem. She was very sick with asthma at that time. Nicole is almost 22, a National Collegiate scholar at Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences and is graduating next week.


Quotations from the Quote Garden:

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.  ~Mildred B. Vermont

 A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.  ~Peter De Vries

I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine - she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.  ~Adabella Radici

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.   ~Victor Hugo

Mother's love is peace.  It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. 
    ~Erich Fromm

The best conversations with mothers always take place in silence, when only the heart speaks.  ~Carrie Latet

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Make Every Day Mother's day! Mom's can make a global difference from right where you are!
Get heard, sign the petition to help 4 million children's lives in  5 years. Visit : http://www.one.org/us/actnow/moms/index.html?rc=vaccines2011momoutreach

Happy a wonderful Mother's Day everyone!

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  2. This is JUST beautiful - the words, your son's composition, the passion and heartfelt words you share....I am beyond moved. Love to you my friend!!

  3. Happy Mother's Day, Jenjen!

    You are so blessed. You have children with beautiful hearts. :)


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