Thursday, August 18, 2011

Remembering My Mother

This is in memory of my mother, Rosemary Irene Smith, who passed away a year ago today after a massive stroke. After the initial stroke she slipped into a coma for five days before passing away. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Not a day goes by that I don't miss her terribly. I loved her so much. Everyone who knew her loved her. She liked to write poetry and here is a poem she wrote in November, 1990.

Four Seasons

Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall
God gave these seasons to us all
To enjoy the beauty that you can see
Just get out and go---it is all free.

Spring when everything turns shades of green
Flowers' bright blooms can be seen
Birds, squirrels and blue, blue sky
Dogs and lots of people walking by.

Summer vacations-places to go
Mountains, lakes and boats to row
Big cities or lazy countrysides
Hot sun, drying grasses and ocean tides.

Fall is a gorgeous sight to behold
Orange, yellow, red and gold
Trees turning and leaves falling to the ground
Warm days to get out and walk around.

Winter with yards and trees so bare
A blanket of snow covers them with care
Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter-4 seasons
All so beautiful for different reasons.

Thank you God for all of this
There is none I would like to miss
Each season is lovely in its' own way
I look forward to each and every day.


  1. Her beautiful poem reflected her grateful heart loving God and discovering His love in even smaller things. May His comfort surround you sister and may your mom's beautiful woven mem'ries warm your heart. My mom passed away in 2000 and she also had a stroke. It's not the same without them but I'm grateful the Lord comforts us with what's missing in our hearts. God bless.

  2. A great tribute to your Mom, Peggy. Your posting this is sharing her with us and I can relate to her because I like the seasonal changes, too. Great pic of you all.

  3. what a great tribute and beautiful poem. Love the pic of all of you.....

  4. Lovely Peggy. Thank you for sharing your words with us. Blessings.