I think of Bert (Shania) and all others around here who, like me, have lost loved ones this time of year. I lost my mother-in-law just a few days before Christmas 2007. I was thinking about her when this song came to mind; just wrote it a few minutes ago. It's a tear-jerker, but it expresses my love for a woman who was as lovely as her daughter. God bless you, Marty! Dear Mother, I Still Miss You It seems like only yesterday When you took flight and went away; You stepped into eternity, And with that step took part of me. You suffered much, and in such pain I dare not say that youre to blame, And though Im glad your sufferings through Dear Mother, I still miss you. Wires and tubes were everywhere, But they said you were unaware; Yet I could sense when I drew near That you were hurting and in fear. As I reminisced of good days A tear slipped slowly down your face; Those moments proved to be too few Dear Mother, I still miss you. CHORUS: I wished you Merry Christmas As you spread your wings to fly To the loving of arms of Christ your Savior, Leaving me behind to cry. As someones singing Silent Night I know that you are quite all right Spending Christmas with the Lord this year But I still miss you, Mother dear. Time will prove the seeds youve sown: My daughter soon will be full grown, And shell follow on to remind The legacy that youve left behind; But wishing you could be a part Of all I hold dear to my heart, Of all those things I wish you knew Dear Mother, I still miss you.