Mother’s Day Poem for a Mom in Heaven

This is a Mother’s Day Poem written for my mom, Shirley Layne DeMumbrum Bell. For those of you who have lost your mothers you know that Mother’s Day is hard. If you are a mom yourself, you celebrate being a mom but doing so without your own mother isn’t easy.

My mom was only 51 when she died and not a day goes by that I don’t think about her. She was born in 1939 and died  of colon cancer in 1990.

Happy Mother’s Day in Heaven, Mom. I miss you still….always will.

One Thousand Thank Yous

If I had one thousand “thank yous”

I know just what I’d do.

I’d box them up with hugs and kisses

And send them straight to you.

There is no way I can repay you

for all the love and support you gave to me.

You were my biggest fan, my most loving critic

My lighthouse when I was lost on the stormy sea.

I miss your love, your laughter

Your kind heart and gentle touch.

I miss you every day, so very, very much

But I think I miss you most in May

When flowers bloom and mothers are honored

Every blossom, every Hallmark card reminds me

To give thanks to God above

For the years we shared together

And the power of a mother’s love.


How do you honor your mom on Mother’s Day? Write your own Mother’s Day Poem and share it with me. I’d love to read it!  Comment and let me know!






  1. AJ Thompson 6 May, 2014

    What a lovely tribute and memory for Mother’s Day!

  2. Caroline Fernandez 6 May, 2014

    I spend Mother’s Day with my mom…Time together is the best gift!

  3. Yamini MacLean 6 May, 2014

    Hari OM

    My mother was honoured on UK Mothering Sunday – if you are interested please click here. Blessings. YAM xx

  4. Lovely picture of your mom, nice tribute too!! Happy Mothers Day to you!!

  5. Lovely tribute, you look so much like her 🙂

    Have a great mothers day

  6. kristimaloney 6 May, 2014

    My mom and sister and I will go to lunch and do some shopping. What a lovely tribute to your mom. Happy Mother’s Day!

  7. Diana M. 6 May, 2014

    Such a beautiful poem, even though it is a sad one. Sending you some warm hugs this Mother’s Day.

  8. Talya Tate Boerner 7 May, 2014

    Lovely tribute! Happy Mother’s Day to you.

  9. Jessica Fiorillo 7 May, 2014

    This is absolutely beautiful…

  10. Lovely poem. I highlight a poet once a month in my Heartbeat Magazine, I’d love to include this one for the May edition. It comes out towards the end of May. If you’re interested email me at All the best and Happy Mother’s Day!

  11. teresak 8 May, 2014

    Awww, thank you Jessica.

  12. teresak 8 May, 2014

    Thanks so much Diana.