made sure you were always well fed...
insisted you drank plenty of Milk..
and had fun pets to play with...
didn't let you get into anything dangerous..
brought you fun places like the beach...
gave you neat props to play pretend with...
never forgot to change your diaper...
always had a nack for dressing you up in NEAT outifits..
and if you were lucky enough,
they started all over again with your kids..
because after all they were kids once too...
I am also reminded of my grandfather (Nono), who was an old Sicilian and kept the memory of his mother alive right up until his death. As a matter of fact the last time I saw him, semi-comatose in a hospital bed, cancer ridden and struggling for his last breath, he was talking to her. Unbelievably he was telling her "No Ma, I'm not ready yet". Tears swelled up in my eyes as I stood there watching from across the room in complete disbelief. I suppose it was his mother there, at his most important time of need, helping him through that last journey. Some may say it is ridiculous to believe such things, but then again they were not there. He was talking to her and not 2 hours later was gone. In honor of my old Nonna (his mother) and also my grandfather, I am uploading the song that reminded him most of her, and one which could always make the tough old guy cry like a baby.. It's by Connie Francis and is called...
lyrics (the English part)
When the evening shadows fall
and the lovely day is through
Then with longing I recall
the years I spent with you
Mama, I miss the days
when you were near to guide me
Mama, those happy days
when you were here beside me
Safe in the glow of your love
Sent from the heavens above
Nothing can ever replace
The warmth of your tender embrace
Oh, Mama, until the day
that we're together once more
I'll live in these memories
Until the day that we're together once more
I hope you all have a great Mother's Day whether it is spending the day with her, or fondly remembering special memories spent with her no matter where she is now.
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