I wrote this poem for my parents in honor of their 57th Anniversary.
They both loved it…
This month would have been their 67th Anniversary; 70 years of being together.
She passed away early this morning, peacefully, with Dad by her side.
She’s no longer in pain and suffering, but we will miss her very much
and Dad lost the love of his life~
This is my tribute to her, a beautiful woman,
who loved her Husband and her three Daughters very much.
She loved this poem, which is why I’m re-posting it in her honor~
“You will forever be in our hearts, Mom”
ONCE IN A LIFETIME
1945 was special for two, a wonderful year.
It was February with memories held dear.
The wintry air enveloped the day,
Hearts full of love warmed their way.
The music played on as the others were anxious,
For the moment beginning was so very precious.
Then turning around, they catch a glimpse
of a beautiful woman escorted by a prince.
Her walk was so graceful down the carpeted aisle,
She wore a dress of white satin and an elegant smile.
He stood there admiring her shimmering beauty
In his Air Force uniform, standing with dignity.
They were blessed with God’s word, the foundation
for their future.
He would guide them, direct them, and lovingly nurture.
Then they turned to their guests as Husband and Wife~
Roles they’ve played for most of their life.
They’ve attained much knowledge with smiles and tears,
Experiences just for them through all these years.
Now 57 years later as Grandparents to seven,
Age ninety-something and healthy, living in sheer heaven.
Is this so rare, a marriage forever?
57years of best friends to each other!
Pour in the crystal and sip the wine,
For this can only happen Once in a Lifetime.
© LScott 2012
88 thoughts on “A Loving Tribute to Mom 1921-2012”
My Condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. I too lost my Great Aunt this morning as well. May God give us strength through these difficult times in our lives.
Thank you, Talin, and I’m so sorry for your loss, too…I hope God has given you strength, as well…hugs and blessings to you~
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mum Lauren xxx
Thanks, Bianca and hugs back to you~
Lauren, this is so beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes. Your parents are blessed with a very special love, and your tribute is beautiful. I am so very sorry for your loss; my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. ~ Love, Julie xox
Thanks so much, Julie, for your loving words…they brought tears to my eyes…xo
My condolences, Lauren, she was very much loved and will remain to be very much loved by all of the hearts that knew her. xxx
Thank you, Martin, for such a beautiful comment~xxx
Sorry for your lost Lauren, you & your family in my prayers. Sending tons of love and hugs your way! God Bless
Thanks, PJ, and sending hugs back to you~xo
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of you mom…I know you loved her very much.
You have my deepest love and condolences.
I will be praying for you and your family to see you through this troubling time.
Hugs to you, my dear friend.
Thank you so much, Deb, you’ve been such a wonderful friend! Sending hugs your way! xx
wooww!! such a beautiful sentiment, it is such an amazing thing to know that your parents have been together all these years, it gives me hope that i will find someone to be with for so long also.. 🙂
Thank you, Abi, and I wish the same happiness for you, too! Hugs!
It’s a fitting tribute and a beautiful verse Lauren. Love to you and all the family. You know I am praying and sending healing blessings for you all. xx Pam
Thanks so much, Pam…it’s been tough, to say the least. My eyes feel watery every day, but I know time will heal…I truly appreciate your blessings and prayers~xx
Beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss.
Thank you so much, Canadianmommy~
I am sorry to hear of your loss Lauren. Absolutely Beautiful poem!! hugs, Renee.
Thank you so much, Renee, and hugs back~
Oh Lauren, my sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. I know how hard it must be. The poem is a beautiful tribute to both your parents – thank you for sharing it. Hugs of sympathy to you and yours…
Thanks, Betty…it still seems surreal~xoxo
How blessed you were, and are, in your parents, Lauren. My parents had just celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary when my Mom passed away one week later! My prayers for you and your Dad–and the granchildren, of course. I still cry on Good Friday, the anniversay of my maternal granmother’s passing. She was my soul sister!
Oh, your parents were together a long time, too, Rose…I feel when our parents pass away, reality becomes that much clearer…it still feels surreal, but I know time will heal. I get teary-eyed each day after a thought will come to mind…anyway, thank you for your prayers, Rose, you’ve been a wonderful friend~
Lauren, this is sheer beauty–gorgeous and moving and inspiring–such love!! Thank you for sharing it with us–thinking of you with love and prayers.
Thank you, Caddo…your prayers and love have helped me through this~xx
My condolences. May God be with you and your family during this time.
Thank you so much, Maiya~xx
Lauren, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.What a beautiful tribute to you parents love and life, so many years together. Hugs to you.
Thanks for your love and support, Autumn, you’ve been a wonderful friend~hugs back to you…
So sorry to hear about your loss Lauren! Thank you for sharing this incredibly personal poem and I wish you and your family the best.
Thanks so much, Alex…I truly appreciate your support~
I am so sorry for your loss. The poem is lovely! Very touching.
Thanks so much, Susan~
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers Lauren. It’s a lovely poem and a fitting tribute to your Mom and Dad’s life and marriage. Hugs, Gabby
Thanks so much, Gabby. I really appreciate your friendship and support. It means a lot to me. Hugs to you, too~
My condolences to you Lauren and to the whole family…
Thanks very much, Lane~
I am so sorry for your loss…a beautiful poem. And what an incredible witness to a Godly marriage your parents shared. May the Lord bring you and yours comfort and peace. Blessings.
Thank you so much for your kind words and blessings, J~
My condolences and prayers Lauren…..such a touching tribute….
Thank you very much, Neel~I appreciate your support~
So much peace to your mother and gentleness to each of you. What a legacy she has left, her love clearly a part of you…
Thank you so much for your loving comment, Psychevida~
OMG I am so sorry Lauren read the mail just now…All of you are in my prayers..Its such a beautiful poem such an incredible rich journey your parents have had…
sending you hugs and love
Thanks for your prayers, Soma, it’s been tough, but all the love and hugs I’ve received have truly helped~I’ve missed you and hope you’re doing well. Sending hugs back to you~
Aww I’ve just read this post. My condolences to you and your family Lauren. May God’s peace and comfort be with you and your family during this time. You tribute to your parents is beautiful. Lots of love xox
Thank you so much, Maryanne..your prayers are much needed~xo
sorry to hear that 😦 …… R.I.P …love and hugs – kaytee
Just like all the others here, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. But what a beautiful poem! What a special love your parents must have shared! Sending you a big hug from Belgium.
Thank you for your kind words and hug! xx
I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, Lauren. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to your parents .
May your mom rest in peace.
Thank you so much, Francina…we’re glad Mom’s at peace, but her passing puts reality into perspective…now, we’re concerned about my Dad~xx
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. What you have written here is beautiful.
Thanks so much, GJ, I appreciate your kind words and support~
Such a beautiful tribute to your mom and dad. My heart goes out to you. I know you will continue to honor your mom in your special poetry. My thoughts are with you. – Deb
Thanks, Deb, your support truly means the world to me~I hope you’re doing well, too…
Oh! What a beautiful piece!
It sure added to her strength all the while she lived.
Receive strength to pull through this and the fortitude to bear the loss. To everyone she left behind: “God is there for you”.
Thank you, Teecee, for your inspiring words…God has carried us through this difficult time and He will continue to do so…
What a special tribute to both your mother and father. This is true Love. I am so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing, I know that she and her Heart, Soul and reach is will you now and ever. Her inspiration continues. All that she gave will magnify in you, your life and your inspiration. God is your strength and solace now and ever. Sending my love, prayer and wishes for Blessings to you, your father and your family. Linda
Thank you, Linda, for your beautiful comment…it’s been an emotional time; each day, my eyes water thinking of her, but I’m also glad she’s not suffering. It just puts a new perspective on reality and mortality~thanks so much for your prayers and blessings, too~xx
My heart goes out to you and your family. What a beautiful tribute. May you have peace, strength and grace in the days to come, and may your memories always be vivid and beautiful.
Peace & grace,
Thank you so much, Miro, for your strengthening words~I truly appreciate them more than ever~
Gorgeous words to honor their love. So sorry to hear this news. Blessings to you and your family. Jill
Thank you so much, Jill, for your kind comment and blessings~
What a beautiful tribute Lauren. My heartfelt condolences and prayers.
Thank you, John, for your complement and for your prayers~everyone’s prayers have helped my family through this…
Oh Lauren, thank you for sharing such a beautiful piece! You have my prayers for strength and for your Mom to be in the Light. Sending you and your family healing energy….Blessings!!!
Thank you, Nadine, for your healing thoughts and blessings. I truly appreciate them~xx
Sending you love, hugs and prayers! I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss Lauren. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute with us!
Thanks so much, Raquel, I appreciate your love, hugs and prayers~xx
Beautifully touching poem…my prayers for comforting peace to you and your family…God bless you Lauren, and thank you for this lovely tribute.
Thank you, Cynthia, your comforting words are much appreciated~xx
What a lovely tribute to your Mother, I am praying for you my dear friend. xxxx
Thanks so much, Sharon, I appreciate your prayers~xx
We are with you spiritually at this difficult time in your life.Please receive our heartfelt condolences.Remain strong to move on and let go the things you can’t change.
Thanks so much, Aliker, for your wise words and condolences…it’s been an emotional time, but we are also focusing on the many blessings…Peace to you, my friend~
My heart goes out to you and I am sorry for your loss, may you find strength in your own words
Thanks so much, Andrea, I appreciate your love and support~I’ve missed reading your wonderful poetry and can’t wait to start again, once I’m finished with replies~take care, L
This is such a beautiful piece Lauren. I absolutely love it and i send my condolences to you and the other members of your family.
Thank you so much, Nita, for your kind words and support~Everyone’s prayers and support have truly helped me get through this emotional time. I know Mom’s in a better place, but it’ll take time to get used to not having her physical presence around…xx
Lauren, just read this now. My deep condolences to your family. This is a lovely tribute. My prayers and thoughts are with you, dear Lauren.
Thank you, Shaheen…I appreciate your thoughts and prayers and they have helped tremendously. Some things are a part of life, but not the easy parts of life, so all of this wonderful support is greatly appreciated…I hope you’re doing well, too. xx
You are very dear to all of us, Lauren. Continue penning — your voice and thoughts in your poetry reaches our hearts. Hope you are keeping well. Lovely to see you visit my blog, thank you.
Thank you, again, Shaheen, for your kind and encouraging words. I will see you again, soon! Hugs and Blessings to you~
Lauren–I came to your blog to thank you for your recent visit and like and kind lovely comment on mine.
But I also want to express my condolences the loss of your dear mother. Such a beautiful joyful and poignant poetic reflection on lasting love. Blessings for healing for you and your family.
I look forward to investigating more of what you offer here. Your writing is lovely.
Thank you so much, Diane, for your condolences and kind words about my poetry. It’s been an emotional month, but we’re all okay and in contact with my Dad (92) each day…I will be back to visit you soon, too. I am behind again and can’t seem to find a formula to get caught up…I hope you continue to enjoy my blog, as well…take care, Lauren