A Special Tribute to My Mother
My mother passed away at the lovely age of a 105 years. She died peacefully in her sleep. One can say that she shut down and was ready to go. Unfortunately my wife and I won't be able to fly from Ireland to South Africa due to COVID Restrictions. I am doing a zoom webinar for family and friends abroad this Thursday.
My Mother who was a very special Soul, passed away on the 23rd June 2020 old in Cape Town South Africa.
- This Poem is dedicated to a very special Mother -
What I meant to Say by Michael Murphy
What I meant to say was … How can I possibly say good-bye to the person who was the first to hold me, the first to feed me, and the first to make me feel loved?
From a distance I watch you move about, doing the mundane tasks that to everyone else seem so routine. But for me, the tasks you lovingly completed year after year built and reinforced the foundation, the structure that made my world a safe and comfortable place to grow.
All that I am and all that I have can be traced back to you. Whatever accomplishments I have made along the way would not have occurred without first believing in myself. And you, you were the person who always believed in me.
Now on my own, I am amazed at the number of times I hear your words flow from my mouth. This ventriloquistic phenomenon was at first most irritating, but now warms me as I’ve come to understand that there is a part of you that will live on in me forever.
When time parts us, I pray that you will reach across from the other side to again touch my face and whisper into my ear.
For your warm and gentle presence in my life … for this, I will always be most thankful.
Yes, Mother, you inspire me! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💐💐💐💐🌹🌹🌹🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰