A Loving Tribute to Mom 1921-2012

I wrote this poem for my parents in honor of their 57th Anniversary.
They both loved it…

This month would have been their 67th Anniversary; 70 years of being together.
She passed away early this morning, peacefully, with Dad by her side.
She’s no longer in pain and suffering, but we will miss her very much
and Dad lost the love of his life~
This is my tribute to her, a beautiful woman,
who loved her Husband and her three Daughters very much.
She loved this poem, which is why I’m re-posting it in her honor~
“You will forever be in our hearts, Mom”

ONCE IN A LIFETIME

1945 was special for two, a wonderful year.
It was February with memories held dear.
The wintry air enveloped the day,
Hearts full of love warmed their way.

The music played on as the others were anxious,
For the moment beginning was so very precious.
Then turning around, they catch a glimpse
of a beautiful woman escorted by a prince.

Her walk was so graceful down the carpeted aisle,
She wore a dress of white satin and an elegant smile.
He stood there admiring her shimmering beauty
In his Air Force uniform, standing with dignity.

They were blessed with God’s word, the foundation
for their future.
He would guide them, direct them, and lovingly nurture.
Then they turned to their guests as Husband and Wife~
Roles they’ve played for most of their life.

They’ve attained much knowledge with smiles and tears,
Experiences just for them through all these years.
Now 57 years later as Grandparents to seven,
Age ninety-something and healthy, living in sheer heaven.

Is this so rare, a marriage forever?
  57years of best friends to each other!
Pour in the crystal and sip the wine,
For this can only happen Once in a Lifetime.

© LScott 2012

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88 thoughts on “A Loving Tribute to Mom 1921-2012

  1. My Condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. I too lost my Great Aunt this morning as well. May God give us strength through these difficult times in our lives.

  2. Lauren, this is so beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes. Your parents are blessed with a very special love, and your tribute is beautiful. I am so very sorry for your loss; my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. ~ Love, Julie xox

  3. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of you mom…I know you loved her very much.
    You have my deepest love and condolences.
    I will be praying for you and your family to see you through this troubling time.

    Hugs to you, my dear friend.
    ~ Deb

  4. wooww!! such a beautiful sentiment, it is such an amazing thing to know that your parents have been together all these years, it gives me hope that i will find someone to be with for so long also.. 🙂

  5. It’s a fitting tribute and a beautiful verse Lauren. Love to you and all the family. You know I am praying and sending healing blessings for you all. xx Pam

  6. How blessed you were, and are, in your parents, Lauren. My parents had just celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary when my Mom passed away one week later! My prayers for you and your Dad–and the granchildren, of course. I still cry on Good Friday, the anniversay of my maternal granmother’s passing. She was my soul sister!

    • Oh, your parents were together a long time, too, Rose…I feel when our parents pass away, reality becomes that much clearer…it still feels surreal, but I know time will heal. I get teary-eyed each day after a thought will come to mind…anyway, thank you for your prayers, Rose, you’ve been a wonderful friend~

  7. Lauren, this is sheer beauty–gorgeous and moving and inspiring–such love!! Thank you for sharing it with us–thinking of you with love and prayers.

  8. I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers Lauren. It’s a lovely poem and a fitting tribute to your Mom and Dad’s life and marriage. Hugs, Gabby

  9. Aww I’ve just read this post. My condolences to you and your family Lauren. May God’s peace and comfort be with you and your family during this time. You tribute to your parents is beautiful. Lots of love xox

  10. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, Lauren. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to your parents .
    May your mom rest in peace.

    Hugs, Francina

  11. Oh! What a beautiful piece!
    It sure added to her strength all the while she lived.
    Receive strength to pull through this and the fortitude to bear the loss. To everyone she left behind: “God is there for you”.

  12. What a special tribute to both your mother and father. This is true Love. I am so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing, I know that she and her Heart, Soul and reach is will you now and ever. Her inspiration continues. All that she gave will magnify in you, your life and your inspiration. God is your strength and solace now and ever. Sending my love, prayer and wishes for Blessings to you, your father and your family. Linda

    • Thank you, Linda, for your beautiful comment…it’s been an emotional time; each day, my eyes water thinking of her, but I’m also glad she’s not suffering. It just puts a new perspective on reality and mortality~thanks so much for your prayers and blessings, too~xx

  13. My heart goes out to you and your family. What a beautiful tribute. May you have peace, strength and grace in the days to come, and may your memories always be vivid and beautiful.
    Peace & grace,
    ~Miro

  14. Sending you love, hugs and prayers! I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss Lauren. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute with us!

  15. Lauren,
    We are with you spiritually at this difficult time in your life.Please receive our heartfelt condolences.Remain strong to move on and let go the things you can’t change.

    • Thank you so much, Nita, for your kind words and support~Everyone’s prayers and support have truly helped me get through this emotional time. I know Mom’s in a better place, but it’ll take time to get used to not having her physical presence around…xx

  16. Lauren, just read this now. My deep condolences to your family. This is a lovely tribute. My prayers and thoughts are with you, dear Lauren.

    • Thank you, Shaheen…I appreciate your thoughts and prayers and they have helped tremendously. Some things are a part of life, but not the easy parts of life, so all of this wonderful support is greatly appreciated…I hope you’re doing well, too. xx

  17. You are very dear to all of us, Lauren. Continue penning — your voice and thoughts in your poetry reaches our hearts. Hope you are keeping well. Lovely to see you visit my blog, thank you.

  18. Lauren–I came to your blog to thank you for your recent visit and like and kind lovely comment on mine.

    But I also want to express my condolences the loss of your dear mother. Such a beautiful joyful and poignant poetic reflection on lasting love. Blessings for healing for you and your family.

    I look forward to investigating more of what you offer here. Your writing is lovely.

    • Thank you so much, Diane, for your condolences and kind words about my poetry. It’s been an emotional month, but we’re all okay and in contact with my Dad (92) each day…I will be back to visit you soon, too. I am behind again and can’t seem to find a formula to get caught up…I hope you continue to enjoy my blog, as well…take care, Lauren

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