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    To That Special Woman Called 'Mom'


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     k3vsDad wrote an essay in honor of his mom, Sharon Lynn. He says the family plans to celebrate Mother's Day with her by eating ribs and cake, and spending time together.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    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.

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