A Mother's Day for Mother's Day

By:Gloria Dianne

"A time for fond remembrance"
Is what 'Dan Webster' has to say,
About the day we set aside,
And fondly call, Mother's Day.

While you're remembering Mama,
She's remembering too.
All the things in a mother's day,
She has had to do!......

All those two o'clock feedings,
That often last till four.
Diapers, formula, and colic,
Pacing up and down the floor.

Guiding you through each new step.
Understanding each new word.
Putting aside her career,
For Oscar and Big Bird!

Putting on band-aids,
With a kiss to make it better.
And if SHE feels the slightest draft,
She'll bundle YOU up in sweaters!

Although she had to scold you,
For making holes in her new rug.
She always would forgive you,
With a tender loving hug.

Christmas morning she can be found,
Knee deep in paper and toys!
Holding up rather nicely,
Despite all the mess and the noise!

Losing you in Penny's,
Finding you in Sears!
Nightmares, spooks and monsters!
Kissing away your fears.

Nursing you through fevers,
Measles and the mumps.
Skinned knees and 'skeeter' bites,
And all your lumps and bumps.

Chauffeuring you to lessons,
To parties and to games.
Watching you play all your sports,
Even when it rains!

Feeding and caring for,
The pets that followed you home!
Letting you go to your first dance.
But she had to chaperone!

Bicycles, and skate boards,
Then your first new car.
Worrying and wondering,
Just where on earth you are!

From your first day kindergarten,
To your final graduation.
She comforted and guided you,
Through all your trials and tribulations.

From Mommy to Grandma,
You can always depend.
That the love she so freely gives,
Will never, ever end!

So, While you're remembering MaMa,
Please be remembering too,
All the things in a Mother's day,
She has done for you!