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OctPoWriMo Day 15

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OctPoWriMo Day 15

 

I am participating in two challenges this month, OctPoWriMo and Inktober. To make it easier on myself, I’m trying to write a new poem on odd-numbered days and make a drawing on even-numbered days.

Today’s prompt is Mother May I?

 

I Wish I Could Ask My Mother

Mother, may I take six giant steps?
No you may not,
But you may take three baby steps instead.

Mother, may I take twelve jumping jacks forward?
No you may not,
But you may take three baby steps instead.

Mother, may I take piano lessons?
Yes you may,
But only if you practice every day.

Mother, may I go away to college?
Yes you may,
But only if you earn a scholarship.

Mother, may I marry my sweetheart?
Yes you may,
But only if you’re sure he’s the one.

Mother, may I have your stuffing recipe?
Yes you may,
But only if you invite me for Thanksgiving dinner.

Mother, can you give me some advice?
Yes,
But only if you visit my grave.

From the Creator’s Heart #202

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Image 5-14-18 at 3.00 PM

Life Lessons Learned from my Parents

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This article first appeared on Doing Life Together.

Mom and Dad

My parents on their wedding day, 1951.

Mom passed away in 2004, Dad in 2013. I miss them every day.

In this season between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, I would like to honor my parents by enumerating the ways they made me what I am.

My parents taught me:

To work hard. Whatever chores they assigned me, I was expected to do them well, without complaining, and be happy that I was contributing to my family. (I often disappointed them by not complying with the no complaining and happiness stipulations.) My father worked long hours and sometimes worked a second job to support our family. He worked so hard at his baking job that he eventually became a partner in the business.

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From the Creator’s Heart #150

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From the Creator’s Heart #150

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward (Psalm 127:3 KJV).