Today marks 1 year since my mother passed away.
I found a poem I wrote to her in 1999 – This would be 11 years before I had a child of my own and so it was so fitting that “I could only imagine”.
To my mommy – To Walk in Your Shoes
I can only imagine how you must have felt to hold my tiny body in your arms the day I was born.
How you must have rejoiced when I spoke my first words and took my first steps.
Or how your heart must have broke the first time I got hurt.
I can only imagine how you must have sat and watched me walk into school that first day
How proud you must have been when I read my first words knowing that you instilled such a love of reading and writing.
I can only imagine how you must have felt to see me turning into a young woman.
To look into the eyes of what you still remember as a baby and see a little lady growing up before your eyes.
I can only imagine how your heart might have broke the first time mine was broken by a boy.
Or how you must have been filled with joy, love, and a even a touch of pain, to see me walk down the aisle on my wedding day.
Your little girl, all grown up.
I can only imagine how it feels, to be the most loving, giving, selfless, beautiful mother in the entire world.
I can only hope that one day I have the chance to be half the mother you have been to me.
I love you mommy, Happy Mother’s Day, your little girl, Shelly
(c) Shelly Tennyson Taylor 1999