White Rose Mothers

Those of us whose mothers are no longer with us know that Mother's Day is filled with mixed emotions. 
There is joy as we recall the happy days but there is also much sadness as we miss our mother. 
This poem by 'anonymous' speaks for us.

        Mothers Who are No Longer Among Us

        In tears we saw you sinking,
        And watched you pass away.
        Our hearts were almost broken,
        We wanted you to stay.
        But when we saw you sleeping,
        So peaceful, free from pain,
        How could we wish you back with us,
        To suffer that again.
        It broke our hearts to lose you,
        But you did not go alone,
        For part of us went with you,
        The day God took you home.


        If Roses grow in Heaven,
        Lord please pick a bunch for me,
        Place them in my Mother's arms
        and tell her they're from me.
        Tell her I love her and miss her,
        and when she turns to smile,
        place a kiss upon her cheek
        and hold her for awhile.
        Because remembering her is easy,
        I do it every day,
        but there's an ache within my heart
        that will never go away.


        Don't think of her as gone away
        Her journey's just begun
        Life holds so many facets
        This earth is only one
        Just think of her as resting
        From the sorrows and the tears
        In a place of warmth and comfort
        Where there are no days and years
        Think how she must be wishing
        That we could know, today
        Now nothing but our sadness
        Can really pass away
        And think of her as living
        In the hearts of those she touched
        For nothing loved is ever lost
        And she is loved so very much.


from   http://freebiesandstuff.freeyellow.com/mothers_day/poems/