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My tribute to the world's greatest Mother...mine

A chapter in the book Reflections Of Color

A Mother's Love

by Brett Matthew West

I was somehow able to perform this song at my Mother's funeral on January 3, 2007 and I will never forget that honor.

Fortunately, this song was Demoed in Nashville, and presented to her shortly before she died from cancer on December 26, 2006, and the way she loved it is a memory I will always treasure.

This is the true story of my growing up years.

I share it with you now on this most special of days to once again honor the very best Mother that ever lived...Mine.

Mother, I miss you every single day that passes by but I know that we will one day be reunited in Heaven. (Just another lesson this incredible woman taught all of her children, including her most stubborn, mule-headed, not-wanting-to-listen-to-anything, thought-I-knew-it-all-one, me.)


A Mother's Love

Raising kids all alone ain't no easy thing to do
All of us are here right now knowing what we put you through
The man who promised you the moon took off and ran away
If not for you, and your sweet love, we wouldn't be standing here today

Wild as Hell, and crazy too, we all put you to shame
So many times you could have walked away leaving only us to blame
You stayed right there, and stood your ground, alone with your family
Common dirt was all we were. Truer love could not be found

The little home that we had is a memory from our past
What you gave to each of us is a love that's gonna last
We never had much money but we were kept in love by you
As I look back through the years I run right home to you

Now you're getting older and your hair has found some grey
Retirement don't fit your plans you'll be a Mother till your dying day
Is there anything we can do to show our love for you
A telephone keeps us in touch when we're miles away from you

There is no other person we can turn to every day
You understand what we're going through and you know just what to say
Here we are together laying you down to rest
As the angels carry you far away we know that we've been blessed

A Mother's love is honest and a Mother's love is true
It'll get you through the hardest times like nothing else can do
It'll take you by the hand, and lead you all the way
and you can't get enough of a Mother's love

No, you can't get enough of a Mother's love


For my dear, sweet, Guardian Angel. My beloved Mother.

The significance of the yellow rose is that it is the only type of flower I ever gave my Mother.

I would give her one at a time when I told her how much I loved her.

eileen0204, thanks for the use of your wonderful picture called Yellow Rose.

I have chosen to use your picture with my Mother's song and that makes it very special indeed!
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