Mother’s Day Giveaway and Mother’s Day Poems

Mother’s Day Giveaway and Mother’s Day Poems for you to share!

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If I had to choose just one thing about my mother that I miss the most it would be the way she loved my children. It was so much fun watching her be a grandparent and knowing that she loved my children as much as my husband and I did was such a blessing. Even her last wish was about her grandchildren. She wanted to take them to Disney World and she did.

Two months after that trip she died of colon cancer.

She didn’t get to be a grandparent very long, but she enjoyed every single minute of being a grandmother.

Remembering

With Mother’s Day around the corner I wanted to honor all moms and grandmothers and one way to do so is to share some poems about moms. Have you ever read this poem?

Mother o’ Mine

by Rudyard Kipling

If I were hanged on the highest hill,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!
I know whose love would follow me still,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

If I were drowned in the deepest sea,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!
I know whose tears would come down to me,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

If I were damned of body and soul,
I know whose prayers would make me whole,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

The Power of a Mother’s Love

Even though it’s been 27 years I can still remember the sound of my mother’s laughter, the smell of the perfume she wore, and I can still see her working in her flowers or her garden. She especially loved roses and petunias.

Mother's Day Giveaway

A Mother’s Love – Poem by Helen Steiner Rice

A Mother’s love is something
that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendoured miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God’s tender guiding hand.

Mother's Day Giveaway
Tell Me About Your Mom
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Comments

  1. I most loved my mother’s assurance that “it will be okay – we’ll work it out.” I have often used this same reply to my own daughters, and now to grandchildren as well! Thank you for a nice give away! Very pretty bracelets!

  2. When I was a young girl and having a very bad day I said I hate God. My mother very calmly and lovingly explained that bad things happen to every one but God doesn’t cause it. No, he is there for me to get through it. And though I may never know why it happen I can trust that God loves me and only wants what is good for me then taught me the verse Prov 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all heart. and I have claimed that my life verse.

  3. I loved my mothers hugs and how, no matter what was going on in the world, I felt safe. No matter what your age…a mother’s hugs heal the soul!!

  4. Kelly 27 Apr, 2017

    What I love most about my Mom is how she is a Nana. Being a Nana comes so natural. She will drop everything to go, do and be there for her grandkids. When they are at her house, it is all about them. What they say pretty much goes! She is best Nana in our book!!!

  5. One of the drawbacks of living in Australia is missing out on entering competitions like this – gorgeous bangles and I’ll just say that my Mum wouldn’t have won any mother of the year awards until the last decade or so when she really started stepping up her game – it’s never too late!
    Leanne | cresting the hill

  6. teresak 28 Apr, 2017

    Thank you Leanne for commenting! I wish we could ship there but I tried once….cost was unbelievable!

  7. teresak 28 Apr, 2017

    Thanks for sharing and good luck!

  8. teresak 28 Apr, 2017

    Ahhh, me too, Jill. Me too!

  9. teresak 28 Apr, 2017

    Thanks so much for sharing Krista, what a great verse to remember!

  10. I know for a fact that my mother was my biggest fan, no matter what I did. From my foray into a home business,which she supported and encouraged me with, to my performing and playing musical instruments, to trying on clothes. She loved it, and was a fan of everything I did.

  11. Paula 29 Apr, 2017

    My mom passed along her love of history to me and also to our daughter…not just trips to museums but real, alive family history. My Mom (also Nana)showed our daughter how to read a family tree chart…she had one ancestor she never found out about, Ann…no maiden name. Mom died in 1998 and our daughter, determined to solve the mystery, found the answer online networking with others (while still in middle school!) My mom would be proud!

  12. Not sure how happy a person my mother was, but she was a teacher, a homemaker and church lady and she had a fun, loving side, too.

  13. teresak 1 May, 2017

    Thanks for commenting and good luck on the contest!

  14. teresak 1 May, 2017

    Thanks for commenting Paula! So glad you stopped by! Good luck on the contest!

  15. Jeanie 1 May, 2017

    My mom is always there when I need to talk..

  16. teresak 1 May, 2017

    That’s so great! Thanks for entering!

  17. Becky Jessie 1 May, 2017

    I now realize that I love everything about my mom!!! The one thing I miss the most about Mom was her ability to reassure me that everything was going to be all right. My first memories of this was during elementary school (not wanting to start first grade, friendships, hurt feelings, broken toys, learning to ride a bike). During my teen years it was boyfriends, best friends, learning to drive, prom dresses, and so much more. When I became a young woman living on my own she talked me through so much, some minor, such as what to wear or dealing with a burnt dinner to major events, such as sick kids, the lose of grandparents, money, marriage, buying houses and moving. One of the final reassurances came when she had cancer and knew she was leaving us. She assured us that she was ready to die and she planned every moment of her service. It was all done to make things the easiest for us. The final reassurance I received from her came one year after her death when my husband was facing cancer. I was an emotional wreck. My mom came to me in a dream. She told me I was strong and I could handle this. In the dream she hugged me as real as she ever hugged while alive. I awoke a different person. I knew I could handle anything. And since when I have had dark moments, I would just recall that dream and feel her strength. I hope I can and have given this same gift of reassurance to my kids and grandkids. My son recently said, “You know Nana could fix anything.” And he is right!!

  18. Jill Turney 4 May, 2017

    Mom…you have been gone almost nine years now. Each Mother’s Day or Birthday that you are not here (mine or yours) never gets easier. The smell of you perfume, the sound of your laughter, the memories of our lives. There was never a moment that you did not want to share…a concert, a dance, Christmas, birthday, recital or graduation. The hardest part for me are the milestones! You have been so missed at the weddings of your grandchildren and the births of their children. I know you are watching from above (as I’ve watched those babies smile while looking up above or I’ve noticed the cloudy spot in your granddaughters wedding photo) but I want you watching from here. Alas, I know it’s not possible and there is ALWAYS a hole. With you gone, I feel I have had to step up (after all, I am a Nana now). It’s time for me to make sure that I hug a little longer, make those special treats, take those special trips and go that extra mile. What do I miss the most??? The presence of YOU ( and, of course, your hugs). Happy Mothers Day Mom!

  19. Brandon Sparks 4 May, 2017

    My favorite thing about my mother is how loving she is..

  20. Katrina Brockavich 4 May, 2017

    My mom loves to volunteer. She gives her time and energy to help other people, and I love that about her! She never asks for anything in return.

  21. Jenny Ham 4 May, 2017

    My favorite thing about my mom is her cinnamon rolls.. Just kidding my mom is so loving, caring and understanding that is my favorite thing or things all wrapped up in one.

  22. laura bernard 4 May, 2017

    Her warm smile!

  23. Kelsey Vinson 4 May, 2017

    My mom is seriously the best! She goes above and beyond for us. Couldn’t appreciate her more.

  24. Sandy 4 May, 2017

    My favorite thing about my mom is all my friends call her mom.

  25. melissa craig 4 May, 2017

    I love that my mom listens, we talk on the phone almost everyday even though she lives in Florida, but she really listens about everything what is going on with my kids and everything

  26. Jenny Ham 4 May, 2017

    My favorite thing about my mom is her love and caring.Is alway there to help me.

  27. Tracy Shafer 4 May, 2017

    Her laugh is my favorite thing!

  28. GINA ROCK 4 May, 2017

    My Mom is very sweet and kind to everyone.

  29. Lula Ruger 4 May, 2017

    My mom showed us unconditional love

  30. Wendy Pesce 4 May, 2017

    I love how caring and thoughtful my mom is. Even now with Lewy Body Dementia, she still wants to make sure I am ok. It’s been such a roller coaster the last few years, with our changing roles. It’s hard from going to being a daughter to a caregiver. I still love her and wouldn’t change it, I am proud to be there for her the way she was there for me when I grew up.

  31. Jen Freese 4 May, 2017

    My Mom makes the BEST fried chicken & potato salad!

  32. Jennifer Bay 4 May, 2017

    My favorite thing about my mother is how she taught me to be frugal. Always look for a great deal 🙂

  33. Wendy Pesce 4 May, 2017

    I love how caring and thoughtful my mom is. Even with Lewy Body Dementia, she still wants to make sure I am ok. It’s been such a roller coaster the last few years. It’s been hard switching roles. Moving from being a daughter to a caregiver isn’t always easy, but I’m proud to stand by her every step of the way

  34. Kim Myers 4 May, 2017

    My favorite thing about my mom is her heart. She has a beautiful personality and it shines through. She taught me to love whole heartedly.

  35. Kathy D 4 May, 2017

    I love my mom for showing me you do not have to give birth to a child to love them like ur own

  36. Jennifer Gonzalez 4 May, 2017

    I love that my mom is so strong! Even after we lost our dad a year ago got very depressed she has found it in her to be happy and enjoy life

  37. Kelly Wach 4 May, 2017

    MY favorite thing about my mom is her sense of humor which thankfully I have inherited from her.. She has a quick sense of wit and can make me laugh when I least expect it.. She is strong, stronger then I could ever be.

  38. Meghan K 4 May, 2017

    My favorite thing about my mother is that she has always been such a caring person. She has always made sure that we know we are loved and always been there for us through the hard times. She’s my best friend.

  39. She is always here when i need to talk

  40. Trisha Musgrave 4 May, 2017

    My favorite thing about my mom is how selfless she is. She is always doing for others and thinking of herself last.

  41. Amber Bourland 4 May, 2017

    Even though my mother died many years ago, my favorite thing was that she always had an open mind. She was fiercely intelligent, but always willing to learn something new and consider someone else’s point of view. She taught me to always look at all sides of the story before making up my mind and to be willing to change my mind as I grow and learn.

  42. Samantha 4 May, 2017

    How caring and funny she is ??

  43. Thomas Ryan 4 May, 2017

    My Grandma filled in as my Momma. She not only raised her own 4 children but then turned around and raised 6 of her Grandchildren. She truly is the most inspirational person I have ever met and definitely my HERO!

  44. nickie 4 May, 2017

    I love my mothers strength, she can overcome anything and do it fearlessly

  45. Deborah Farris 4 May, 2017

    My mom is one of the most giving persons that i know. I love her so much!

  46. Donna W. 4 May, 2017

    My mom was never one to gossip and set such a good example of that. I am one of 5 girls and she never talked about one daughter to another daughter and kept our confidences safely with her.

  47. Dana Marie Germain 4 May, 2017

    I love how my mom is straight to the point she doesn’t sugar coat anything.

  48. Ummmmmm, I feel my childrens’ daycare provider is more of my mother than my actual mother ever was. Rosa (daycare) means the world to me and has been the only one to ever help us. My kids call her grandmother even. She has been in our lives for 11 years now.

  49. Julie Terry 4 May, 2017

    My Mom is the best, she is the most kind hearted person I know. Always giving to others before thinking of herself. She is just the greatest.

  50. Christin 4 May, 2017

    I love how caring my mom is! She always puts everyone else first before herself. She never thinks of herself.