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I REMEMBER

I remember, in grade school, at an end of the year picnic, waiting for mom to come. I couldn’t eat till she brought the plate. She didn’t drive then, so she was late waiting on a ride to the school. My devastation led to tears.  When mom finally arrived ,  she walked up and smiled and  hugged me and everything was O.K.   Funny how little things can burn on your brain.  That memory has been with me ever since. Over the years, when I missed her,   I’d remember her smile … and a cozy feeling came over me. I guess that’s one reason I’m caring for her now, she cared for me….then.

The Circle Of Life

You’re as helpful as a child
You are willing to do
My fear is you’ll get hurt
I’m afraid for you.

I pull the knobs off the stove
Take plugs out of the walls
Night lights in rooms and halls
Come quickly when you call.

Wear your non-skid shoes
No socks on bare floors please
Your coat and gloves, take along
When temperatures drop the degrees.

Good Grief…listen to me
I’ve heard it …long ago
As a child… you cared for me
I felt safe…I remember…I know.

So, we’re in the circle of life
At the end of our beginning
A challenge, to say the least
But Mother…I believe we’re winning!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 15, 2012

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