A slightly melancholy look at a child’s love.
A celebration for, and of, my mother.
A prayer for one whose absence is always felt.
Love You, Mom,
Your Daughter My Mother
Many years ago; more than twenty-two,
You made Mom a place to live
When she went away
To live with You.
Would You go there today,
Right up to her house,
And give her, for me,
A nice new dress, a flowery skirt,
A pretty blouse?
Would You give her
Some beautiful shoes?
Oh Grandpa, today I’m getting the blues….
Please tell her I miss her.
We are too far apart.
All the time and the distance,
She’s still in my heart.
Would You put a sparkling
Crown on her head?
Or just hold her hand?
Would You give her, today,
A big Daddy-hug?
The warmest kind as only You can?
And tell her that her prayers for me
Were answered by You,
And are being still,
To this very day.
Tell her I’m finally free.
I’m on Jesus’ path,
I’m following Your Way.
Maybe not all that she hoped and she prayed just yet,
But much closer, Grand-Daddy,
Much closer this day.
Today, she just seems much too far away….
So thank her for me.
It’s heavy to bear,
That it’s Mothers Day here and she’s way up there.
But tell her I will soon see her, perhaps!
Until then, maybe give her a dance.
Will you give her a flower?
Lord, give her a laugh.
Tell her that I can hardly wait.
I’ll see her at the garden gate -
The one on the west,
When I finally come.
Meantime, Grandpa, please give her my best.
Your best too, ’cause we love her.
And just because she’s Your daughter,
And because she’s my mom!