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My Mother's Daughter

My Mother's Daughter

I am my mother's daughter
Growing up, I did not comprehend
How I would inevitably begin
To take on her characteristics,
Quirks, habits, and personality
When, in reality, I should have known
For she alone, was my greatest influence
I recall how she too hid her fears and tears
She focused on love and a comforting word
I never heard her use bad language
Instead, she offered a warm embrace
I adored how she stayed positive
Despite the hardships she faced
She sang like an angel, sharing her gift
Humble in nature, never causing a rift
I wish I had her patience and calm reserve
Though when I was young and impressionable,
Her overly-protective nature got on my nerves
My mother taught me to see good, despite bad
To love God with all my heart, to sing when I'm sad
I never could figure out how she kept smiling
Despite the struggles, I witnessed her fight
Her faith was amazing, still to this day
And I love and admire her in every way
Though, I inherited her worry genes, unfortunately
And obsessive compulsion afflicts both her and me
I am proud she is my mother, role model, friend
I am my mother's daughter
Nothing to hide, nor pretendย 

*Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!ย  ;)ย 

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Silent Dreamer

This is so heart-felt and so beautiful, every line speaks of the infinite love and admiration, being divine and bound by the grace of God. I so relate to almost every line here.. my mom is so similar and her impact on me as well.. I can truly feel how much love you have for her! Ethereal write, mom's are treasuresโœจ๐Ÿ’•

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Silent Dreamer.....Thank you!ย  ;)ย  Now that I am a mother with four children of my own, just as she had, I cannot help but look back at myย  mother with admiration.ย  She had nerves of steel to put up with all she had on her plate trying to provide for us and to be actively involved with us.ย  My father traveled a lot with his job, and she was left to take care of us during the week by herself.ย  She has such a sweet nature, and it was easy for me to write of how much I respect and admire her with love.ย  Mothers have such a precious role...one that is so hard, but rewarding...Thanks for relating to what I wrote...Means so much. xo ;)ย  Love n Hugsย 

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Silent Dreamer

That truly sounds like a superwoman! Thank you for sharing more about her, I'm honoured as I truly look up and admire mothers/women whom are that way, truly powerful, their fuel being just one thing: the endless love and care they carry inside them. I'm so sure your kids look at you the same way! Love and hugs back๐Ÿ’•โœจ

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

I feel very fortunate to have my mother.ย  I only hope she knows how much she has influenced me and how I view my role.....I have really enjoyed my four childrenย and this Mother's Day as well.ย  Thanks, xo ;)

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Silent Dreamer

Awww! ๐Ÿ˜Š (I'm sure she does!).ย I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed!! God bless you all๐Ÿ’•โœจ

I tried to pamper my mom today lol (hope she had a good day too, I'll check with tomorrow, fingers crossed๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™Š)

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

I read your poem about your mother and I was so touched...I can tell she is a beautiful soul and the connection you have...very moving...I have no doubt that she felt loved today by you.ย  xo ;)

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Silent Dreamer

Awww you're the sweetest, that means so much! Thank you Cherie! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜Š

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Lisa....Thank you on both accounts....I hope you had a nice Mother's Day...Sometimes it can be a bit bittersweet.ย  I only hope I can instill some of the wonderful experiences my mother taught me to my own children.ย  Funny how as we get older, we can start seeing our parents in us...and I used to be offended, but now I am appreciative.ย  Love n Hugs, xo

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deano

Sis you are a blessing in this life
a lovely tribute, your mum must be
Amazing and beautiful, just like you are โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
Aย belated happy mother's Dayย 
To you and yours ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜
Deano xoxo

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Awww...Thank you, sis!ย  Belated Happy Mother's Day to you as well.ย  My mother is showing signs of early onset Alzheimer's disease, so I am very sad to see her starting to have memory loss....She is a beautiful soul, and the greatest influence of my life....I admire her strength, patience, and love that she has always shown raising four girls.ย  I am the second born.ย  I appreciate that she is my mother....feel very lucky.ย  Love n Hugs, xoย 

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A Lonely Journey

Fantastic, Cherie! Your mom did a wonderful job raising you, as you turned out to be an intelligent, kind, young lady.ย 
Beautiful tribute, and words.ย 

Matthew.ย 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Thank you, Matthew....Awww....what a sweet comment.ย  I am forever grateful to have the mom I have....She still inspires me with what a mother's love should look like in action.ย  Bless you.ย  xo ;)

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