I knew it would happen someday, Mama, but I wasn’t ready just yet.
I remember all those little things you taught me along the way.
I remember baking cakes with you when I was very small,
How you’d let me lick the spatula and the bowl and all.
I remember reading books with you when I learned how to read.
How you’d teach me meanings of those words I’d never seen.
I remember as I learned new songs to play and sing to you,
How you’d sit and listen, and hum a note or two.
I remember graduation day, my hair and makeup done,
How you said you were proud of me, for all that I had won.
I remember my wedding day in my dress of snowy white.
How you beamed from ear to ear as I became his wife.
I remember each special moment, mom, that you were present for.
But now it’s time to say farewell, until we meet once more.
I know you are in heaven now because that’s where you belong
You gave your family everything and blessed up all lifelong.
Each day without you is a struggle, but always should you know
Your memories live within my heart for all the world to show.
Each painful day as people ask, ” how are you today?”
I’ll nod and think of what you’d do. I’ll smile and say “okay”.