Many of my poet friends have written to inquire about my mother.
As many of you know, I was instructed to call Hospice back before
Thanksgiving of 2012. She would " probably not live until then,
and surely not until Christmas." I don't know God's timing,
but I do know God has his timing for all things.
The above picture was made on her 90th
birthday which was March 28th, 2013. Did she know it was her
birthday? Not a clue...She is feeble beyond words but looks
absolutely beautiful and is a priceless treasure and rainbow
to us that know and love her. A meeker, sweeter woman, I have
never known. Thank you all for asking, praying and caring.She
would thank you; of this I know....We will honor her this
Mother's Day, Sunday May 12th, 2013.
Across the sky, a few thoughts ago,
Appeared a beautiful rainbow.
Today, I found the memorable image
Of the rainbow amid my thoughts of you
And everything you mean to me
You see, time and circumstances
Have brought transition in our roles.
You have stepped across the threshold
Into a new beginning as you wait
For your creator to take you home
So long ago, or was it only yesterday,
You took my hand
You led me through life with words of wisdom,
Grace, and much more.
I always knew best, didn't I?
You never said, "I told you how things would be,"
When I was tangled up in life's downside
Today, I take your hand as it rests safely in mine.
You trust that I will keep you safe.
Everyday I pray that God will allow me to know
how to keep this promise to you, as diligently
I seek to honor you
You are a gentle soul and will surely reap
Your just rewards.
I know all too well, this will be soon,
But until that time comes,
I will remember you
As I remember the beautiful colors
In God's rainbow.
You are the rainbow in my life.