As our minds begin to wander,
 back to the days of yesteryear.
So many things, we thought were gone,
can still bring forth a tear.
There are so many pages filled,
 and yet so much unsaid,
but all the while, our Memories,
 just keep running through our heads.

We think about our Mothers,
 and all the Memories we have shared.
We think about our Grandmas,
 and their big old feather beds.
We think about our Daughters,
and the Memories, oh so sweet;
As we recall a house that's filled
 with the sound of tiny feet.

We know God truly cares for us; 
for He gave us a Mother's love.
A love so sweet and tender,
it could only come from Heaven above.
A Love that guards and shields us from,
 so many heartaches and pains,
And when it can't protect us,
we know Mother will be there just the same.

Her life is like an open book;
filled with many stories untold,
And all the time,
she gives to us is worth so much
 more than gold.
She took the time to throw a ball,
 and to help us bake a cake
And these are happy memories,
 which she has helped us make.

A good night kiss, a gentle hug,
and a smile upon her face;
These are among the Memories that,
one day we will embrace.
When the Angels call, and on this soil,
 her feet shall trod no more;
We will know, she loves us still,
as she strolls on Heavens shore.

This life is short,
no time to waste on things that we can't change,
So, let's hold on to the good times and let,
 God, our lives arrange.
Then, as a Mother or a Daughter, don't let life simply pass with time
Start, Now, to make the Memories,
for those we leave behind.

As Mother's we know our children will
be the reflection of all they've seen;
For they learn by observation to see if what We say.....We mean.
So lead your children from this day,
 by a Godly example set,
And these are Memories,
they will trust, and never will forget.

So, whether it be a tea party,
or a movie and popcorn shared.
The child you love will cling to these,
 when life seems so hard to bear.
The Band-Aids on a fresh skinned knee;
 the heart that love has broken;
Can all be healed with Memories,
of a Mothers love unspoken.

So if tomorrow began without you,
what would your children say?
What would their hearts be filled with, that you have left along life's way?
Would their thoughts bring love and laughter, of the moments that you shared?
Would their Memories bring sweet assurance,
 and will they know how much you cared?

Will the memories from their childhood,
 show how much you loved the Lord?
And will they teach their own children,
 to obey and trust His Word?
Will they speak, of you, with joy and pride,
and praise your loyalties;
For, if all of this is what you leave,
then you will leave sweet ~Memories.~
Authors: Loretta Coley Lipsey
 Laura Lipsey Hayes  5/15/2003

by Loretta Coley Lipsey & Laura Lipsey Hayes
This writing may be copied in it's entirety, for
non-profit purposes, with author's credits remaining in tact.
Who can find a virtuous woman?
For her worth is far above Rubies.
The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
so she will have no lack of gain.
Proverbs 31:10


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