- Posted May 10, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
To That Special Woman Called 'Mom'
It was April 13, 1937 in Indianapolis, Indiana that Luther and Mary Powell welcomed into the world a little girl, Sharon Lynn. That baby would grow to be the woman I am proud to say is my Mom.
Yeah, I know this Sunday is called Mother's Day, but mother just seems so formal. A mother reminds me of someone aloof and removed. But a Mom...now that's a woman that is warm, loving, understanding even if she doesn't always agree or can't always fully accept all aspects of one's life.
So it is with my Mom.
It was just 17 short years after her birth she gave birth to a child of her own, a boy. That boy grew to the man penning this report in dedication to her.
Now much more that a half century later, she is still very much a Mom to me. She has been through a lot in her life, not just with me, but with my 2 brothers who were born within 3 years of my birth, but also with my sister who came along 20 years after me.
As a son, it seems that we are always expected to get the cards, flowers, candy or maybe a knick knack or whatnot. It has not always been easy trying to come up with something different or out of the ordinary on Mother's Day.
One year I did manage to find just the right gift. A gift that Mom to this day says is the best gift she ever received.
I wrote her a song and performed it for her in church one Mother's Day. The song was titled, "Mother, You Will Always Be a Saint to Me".
Not to make this too long, I will just share the chorus.
Mother, you will always be a saint to me
More fonder as the years go by
Then when I shall hear the call to cross on home
Mother you'll be there by my side!
The smile of pride on Mom's face, the tears that Sunday morning at the LightHouse Chapel in Dugger, Indiana while I sat at the piano and sang to her gave me a feeling that I had finally given back just a little for all that she has given to me.
From the Cornfield, that's the way we look at Mom each year with gratitude and appreciation filled with a heart of love.
To all you Moms out there...this Sunday, my wish to each of you, "Happy Mother's Day!" May your day be filled with love, joy and peace.