Happy Mothers Day Mum!

Mum, Nan, My Granddaughter & Me 2006
You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. 

You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on. 
David Harkins, © 1981
Happy Mothers Day Mum! Happy Mothers Day Mum! Reviewed by Emma@christmascupboard on Sunday, March 10, 2013 Rating: 5


  1. Thank you. Beautiful poem. My tribute here. We will never forget our Mums x.


  2. What a beautiful poem and a beautiful photo.

  3. You have lovely memories to treasure. Hope your offspring spoilt you rotten today Mama!

  4. That is a beautiful poem and photo. xxx

  5. Wonderful and so true ever word. Memories are made of generational photos like this.

  6. Yes, I treasure every memory that my mom left us. she may be in heaven right now, but I know her heart will always stay with us. I miss and love her. My best mothers day wishes to all wonderful mom around the world!


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