Your Daughter, My Mother

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

Dear Heavenly “Grand”-Father,

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

Nice-looking sandals,

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!

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Your Daughter, My Mother « gloryteller | Nail It To The Cross
  2. Cindee Snider Re
    May 04, 2012 @ 09:10:53

    Tears. Such achingly beautiful words, such deep love for your mom, a woman of grace, and such a living legacy of a life lived for Christ impacting the world one heart, one life at a time. So glad you shared this! Bless you, friend!


    • gloryteller
      May 04, 2012 @ 09:39:45

      Thank you, kindred spirit. One of the great things about you is that even your replies are poetic. Even your “casual” words are special. You write pretty. Your compliments make it obvious that “it takes one to know one” and you know exactly what I’m saying because it comes from a kindred heart. Everyone reading this should go immediately to and read all of what Cindee has to offer.
      Thank you, Cindee, and Blessings right back!

  3. Day Burns
    May 04, 2012 @ 08:42:41

    She would be very proud of who you have become.


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