Yes I do still wake up in these wee hours when I get that nudge from the Lord!!! Well, I got it today before the dawn knowing this day was SPECIAL, Mama's 87th Birthday!!
"My Dear Mama, my gift to you is your dream for me, God's Great Masterpiece, STILL BEFORE THE DAWN . As I said at my Book Debut Celebration, with the book being dedicated to you, I know you are smiling down from Heaven and singing and dancing, with the angels!"
To Celebrate my Mama I will post a few writings this week to reflect her life and my memories with her. Some are writings that I wrote and gave for her birthday or Mother's Day and Dearcards published, some poems were longer that I would frame and give to her for different occasions. These are poems that are not in my new bookSTILL BEFORE THE DAWNbut meant a lot to her. The 1st writing I'll post is REFLECTIONS ,was written for her birthday. Please enjoy as I celebrate Mama's life.
As I reflect the days gone by
I always think of you,
From the day I came to be
Your number three after your two.
You wanted a boy, that I was not
But this special name was given to me,
My Dutch name sake forever I’ll treasure
Your little Johanna I’d always be.
I could not help my baby girl ways
Purses, hats, dresses, and such,
A little too prissy your baby girl was
All the dollies were a bit too much.
You decided to toughen me up
Soon swimming and tennis became real,
My dollies and purses faded away
An athletic girl, I soon came to feel.
Vacations for me in the summers did go
No camps only swim meets galore,
Mom, you as the coach and friend to all
Made our summers mean a whole lot more.
Off to college, for some tennis and fun
Just weeks later I want to come home,
“Please Mama, this college is not for me”
You must mature, and you’re never alone.
Grow up time and with eyes opened wide
Many good and bad things I did learn,
After four fun filled years at two different schools