Thread: Thinking of my mother today...

Libby - 5/13/2007 at 04:55 PM

Happy Mother's Day, Mama... I miss you!

Sweet, funny, intelligent, kind and beautiful... a true southern lady in every way.

My Lila, my mama ...9.20.18 - 10.31.98

The Dash
A poem by Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end

He noted that first came her date of her birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not how much we own;
The cars, the house, the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy is being read
With your life’s actions to rehash
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?

BigDaveOnBass - 5/14/2007 at 02:03 PM

Nice post Libby.

Yesterday my mother was on my mind more than I thought she would be. I thought this year would be better than the last two years, but it was still hard to realize she's not here. I spoke to her in my own way yesterday. I miss her physical presence.

Libby - 9/20/2009 at 01:46 PM

Happy Birthday, Mom. I miss you.

BigDaveOnBass - 9/21/2009 at 08:41 PM

Happy Birthday, Mom. I miss you.
Your mom's birthday was 9/20? Mine too.

KWidgeon - 9/21/2009 at 08:49 PM

Nice tribute.

I was thinking of both my mom and dad last week. Their wedding anniversary was 9-15-45. Dad's been gone since 1992 (we buried him on my mother's birthday , and the next day was Mother's Day) , and mom since near Christmas 2005. There are many times still, when I can't believe they're gone.

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