Today, I cam across a poem for mom and it simply touched me, so I wanted to share it with all of you.

I think it's safe to say we are now a couple days away from possibly the strangest Mother's Day we've experienced. For most of us, myself included, we won't be able to spend the day with our moms and grandmothers who gave us so much.

Personally, I am blessed to be in a family full of women. I have my mom, Sandy, my aunt Stacy, my Nana Kay, and my Great Grandma, Grandma Sue. These women mean so much to me. I grew up without a father around, so as a child I spent most of my time with one of the wonderful women listed above. Like many of you, I'm upset that I can't spend this Mother's Day with them, but I know we'll all have a post-Mother's Day celebration when all of this passes.

Enough about me. I've seen and heard about countless ways to send your love to the moms in your life while practicing social distancing. So I won't spend time today telling you how to make your Mom feel special in a safe way on Mother's Day, because chances are, you've seen all of those suggestions as well!

Instead, what I would like to do is pass along a short but sweet poem I stumbled across today. I know this poem holds true with my Mom, and I hope it resonates for you as well.

This poem is titled, "My Mother Kept a Garden", and the author is unknown.


My Mother kept a garden,

A garden of the heart.

She planted all the good things

That gave my life its start.


She turned me to the sunshine

And encouraged me to dream.

Fostering and nurturing

The seeds of self-esteem.


And when the winds and rain came,

She protected me enough.

But not too much because she knew

I’d need to stand up strong and tough.


Her constant good example

Always taught me right from wrong.

Markers for my pathway

That will last a lifetime long.


I am my Mother’s garden.

I am her legacy.

And I hope today she feels the love

Reflected back from me.

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