Happy Birthday Mum

(Mum and I)

More Than A Mother

When God set the world in place,
when He hung the stars up in space,
when He made the land and the sea,
then He made you and me.

He sat back and saw all that was good,
He saw things to be as they should.
Just one more blessing He had in store;
He created a mother, but whatever for?

He knew a mother would have a special place
to shine His reflection on her child's face.
A mother will walk the extra mile
just to see her children smile.

She'll work her fingers to the bone
to make a house into a home.
A mother is there to teach and guide,
a mother will stay right by your side.

She'll be there through your pain and strife,
she'll stay constant in your life.
A mother will lend a helping hand
until you have the strength to stand.

She'll pick you up when you are down,
when you need a friend she'll stick around.
A mother is one who listens well,
will keep her word; will never tell.

A mother never pokes or pries
but stands quietly by your side,
giving you the strength you need,
encouraging you to succeed.

A mother is one who can be strong
when you need someone to lean on.
You're more than a mother to me;
a reflection of Him in your face I see,
a love that knows no boundaries.

I'm glad that you chose to be
all this and more to me.
You share a love that knows no end,
you're more than my mother,
you are my friend.

By Kari Keshmiry 

Mum at 21


  1. What lovely photos and tribute Jo...

    You Mum certainly was beautiful... in the last photo, I can a resemblance to Nicole Kidman, especially the eyes.

  2. Oh Jo - how beautiful are these photos. Your Mother was a lovely lady - I can see such a resemblance to you in this last photo -


  3. Beautiful poem and picture of your mum!

  4. oops I only just saw the first pic of you and your mum! I think by the time the page loaded I was reading the poem and didn't see it the first time around:) great picture of you and your mum, I'm sure it's one of your treasured photos!

  5. that's a really great poem - mothers are certainly very special people! :)
    Beautiful pic of your mother at 21!
    Happy Birthday to her! :)

  6. What a beautiful lady!--Such grace and poise. (o:

  7. What a lovely post, and beautiful photos!


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