A Christmas tribute to my mother-in-law, with love

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  1. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    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 you’re to blame,
    And though I’m glad your suffering’s 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 someone’s 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 you’ve sown:
    My daughter soon will be full grown,
    And she’ll follow on to remind
    The legacy that you’ve 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.
     
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    pk_powell New Member

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    That is a beautiful song. I know you're MIL would be so very pleased. Reps to ya!!
     

  3. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    A special thanks is extended to all those who have let me know how they appreciate this tribute.
     
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    andrew76 New Member

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    Just like you Joel I lost my father dec 9 1989 as well I know how you fill and god bless you and everyone with the lose of a loved one. Merry Christmas to all.
     
  5. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again for the replies. As a note, I have modified the last stanza to make a little more sense:


    Time will prove the seeds you’ve sown:
    My daughter soon will be full grown,
    And she will follow on to mind
    The legacy you’ve left behind;
    ...
     
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    katmax New Member

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    she will be proud
     
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    Parenthood is the toughest job you will ever have and love the most....