Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mommy's Day

The Girl I Used to Be
Author Unknown

She came tonight as I sat alone,
the girl I used to be,¨
And she gazed at me with her earnest eyes,
and questioned reproachfully,¨

Have you forgotten the many plans,
and hopes I had for you?
The great career,
the splendid fame,
all the wonderful things to do?

Where is the mansion of stately height,
with all of its gardens rare?
The silken robes that I dreamed for you,
and the shining jewels in your hair?

And as she spoke,
I was very sad,
for I wanted her pleased with me,
This slender girl from the shadowy past,
the girl I used to be.

So gently rising,
I took her hand and guided her up the stairs,
Where peacefully sleeping,
my babies lay, innocent, sweet and fair,

And I told her that these are my only gems,
and precious they are to me,

That silken robe is my motherhood,
of costly simplicity,

And my mansion of stately height is love,

and the only career I know,
Is serving each day in these sheltered walls,
for the dear ones who come and go,

And as I spoke to my shadowy guest,
she smiled through her tears at me,
And I saw the woman that I am now,
pleased the girl that I used to be!

A friend of mine sent me this in an email.  I loved the words so much that I wanted to pass them along to all of you!  Happy mother's day to the moms in the present, the past and the future!


  1. Beautiful! Great family and pics. You rock! Happy Mother's Day!

  2. What a beautiful poem, it seriously brought tears to my eyes! And it is just perfect for today!
    Happy Mother's Day!!

  3. How sweet! Happy Mother's Day to you!

  4. This was so sweet! Happy Mother's Day

  5. What an amzing poem.. Thanks for sharing this..

    Most of all Happy Mother's Day to you..

  6. That was a beautiful poem and so true! :)
    Loved all the pics. especially the two of your beautiful girls :)
    Happy Mother's Day!

  7. Beautiful beautiful poem! lovely pics!! =)
    Hope you enjoyed your mothers day too!


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