Family Poetry posted August 15, 2010

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A heartfelt letter of gratitude

Down Here I Called Her Mama

by Suzie Q

For a moment, Dear Lord, I'd like to refrain
From the tears I've shed at Your knee
And send up a heartfelt "Thank You"
For the angel You sent down to me

Angelic she was, in every way
This treasure You sent from above
Down here I called her Mama
And she answered me with love

From my earliest memory of my smallest deed
I looked up into a face filled with pride
If I didn't win the race, or didn't even place
All that mattered to her was I tried

She was my pat on the back when I did a good job
When I failed, she was always my shoulder
Now that I'm here, and she's there with You
I'm so thankful, Dear Lord, that I told her

She was my light when surrounded by darkness
For in her wisdom she taught me to see
There was nothing to fear, for You're always near
And it was that lesson that set me free

For I'm sure deep down she always knew
Someday You'd be calling her home
And I'd have to retrieve, what she taught me to believe
Or I'd never make it on my own

So I thank You again for my heavenly friend
Though it broke my heart to say goodbye
Till I join her above, please give her all my love
And a hug for every star in Your sky

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My Mom passed away 6-2-95, and I wrote this not long after. I just wanted to take a break from the grief and give thanks to God for blessing me with her in the first place. I know I probably sound like a broken record in light of my other postings so far, but please be patient. I have much more to write about besides the losses I've experienced. It just helps to share my family with all of you. I have a couple more tributes to my Mom, and then I will move on, I promise :)
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