A Mother’s Day Wish From Heaven

Dear Mr. Hallmark,

I am writing to you from heaven, and though it must appear
A rather strange idea, I see everything from here.
I just popped in to visit, your stores to find a card
A card of love for my mother, as this day for her is hard.

There must be some mistake I thought, every card you could imagine
Except I could not find a card, from a child who lives in heaven.
She is still a mother too, no matter where I reside
I had to leave, she understands, but oh the tears she's cried.

I thought that if I wrote you, that you would come to know
that though I live in heaven now, I still love my mother so.
She talks with me, and dreams with me; we still share laughter too,
Memories our way of speaking now, would you see what you could do?

My mother carries me in her heart, her tears she hides from sight.
She writes poems to honor me, sometimes far into the night
She plants flowers in my garden, there my living memory dwells
She writes to other grieving parents, trying to ease their pain as well.

So you see Mr. Hallmark, though I no longer live on earth
I must find a way, to remind her of her wondrous worth
She needs to be honored, and remembered too
Just as the children of earth will do.

Thank you Mr. Hallmark, I know you'll do your best
I have done all I can do; to you I'll leave the rest.
Find a way to tell her, how much she means to me
Until I can do it for myself, when she joins me in eternity.

~ by Jody Seilheimer ~

So I hope this poem reminds people that I'm a mother to FOUR – my beautiful girls in heaven AND my beautiful boys on earth.

Tomorrow will be my 3rd Mother's Day without my girls.  

I never stop thinking about them.  So if you bring them up – I'll appreciate it.  It means that you care.

I think Mother's Day will ALWAYS be bittersweet for me.  Always.

4 comments to A Mother’s Day Wish From Heaven

  • Happy Mother’s Day, Christina! :-) You are a wonderful mother of four darling children. I know your girls are in your thoughts and heart always.
    I cried as I read the poem you posted. Been remembering Aaron a lot. Wish he were here to watch his little brothers grow up.
    Take care! Let’s talk soon! Have happy and peaceful day tomorrow.
    Love,
    Dara

  • Kristi

    Happy Mother’s Day!! Thanks for the text Mother’s Day greeting on my phone this morning too! That is a really neat poem!! I hope you enjoy your special day today too!

  • stephanie

    Thanks for the Mother’s Day message you sent me too! As we were going through our pregnancies together, I will NEVER forget that you are the mother of four! Hope your Sunday was special! Love ya.

  • mother’s day is so hard. thank you for this poem. you are a veautiful mom to FIVE!!!! :-)

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