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Sandie May Angel-Joyce

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The Little Brown Jacket
by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
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Above is my mommy's photo. taken in 2004, 2 years before she passed away.

Every year around the month of May, it would always sadden me a bit, because this month would always make me think of my mother and how much I'm still missing her. I can still remember how nice it had been to wake up on Mothers' Day to call her on the phone, and then take her out to a special Mother's Day luncheon, and then we would spend the whole day with her and my daddy. In the evening, my daddy would take the whole bunch of us out to dinner. Daddy was like a hunter for good food, he would always know where all the good food are, and which restaurant offers the best price for the best food. Mother's Day was always a wonderful day when my mom and dad were still alive with us.

Mom left us on December 16, 2006 due to cancer. After mommy is gone, I realize how much I have missed those events. I wish I could go back in time and still would have my mommy and daddy with me so I could still do things, write stories to make them proud of me!

This poem is dedicated to my mother. I wrote this poem a couple of years after mom's passing, The Little Brown Jacket had made me think so much of my mother, I wish I could put the brown jacket on her...

The Little Brown Jacket

I've bought a little brown jacket several days ago.

It is a beautiful little jacket! It has simulated fur inside, and on the outside it seems to be made of suede material. However, I know it couldn’t have been suede because the whole outer layer of the jacket is imprinted with beautiful glittering butterflies, highlighting this little brown jacket, making it look very lovely and so full of life.

When I picked up this jacket in the store to try it on, my mind immediately had drifted off to thinking about my mother. I kept thinking about how good this jacket would look on her, if only she was still alive to wear this jacket. Mommy had always liked wearing brown colour, because she had always looked best in it.

My mother had always looked very beautiful in her younger days. I was told that many photographers used to follow her in the streets. They would follow her wherever she goes and would request to take her photographs to fill the magazines covers. I would look at my mom's photos. quite often from her younger days, and then would wonder why I don't look as good and as beautiful as she was.

The jacket was of my size, so it fitted me very well. I paid for it and brought it home with me. I then held it up in front of my mom's photo. to show it to her, and I told her what a beautiful jacket it was that I have bought, and I also told her that if only she was still here with me I would have bought her the jacket too to wear. I know she would be thrilled too to have a little brown jacket!!


Copyright © Sandie May Joyce
(Written for my mommy for Happy Mother's Day)

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Reviewed by Paul Judges
Delightful piece, Sandie
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
Wonderful as usual my talented friend. xxx
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Very beautiful writing from a very beautiful lady..sighhh...I have missed you so much...hope all is well in your world sweet lady...please stay safe and well..Hugsss,much love too you and your family
Reviewed by s g (Reader)
Hello Sandie, those are beautiful memories. Wishing you all the best. Susan
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
A lovely heart felt poem Sandi!....M
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A most lovely and sweet gift for your mom, Sandie. Thank you for sharing it. Love and blessings to you,

Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
Sweet and touching and. . so y o u, Sandie. It was very creative of you -- not that there is anything surprising about that -- to use the jacket the way you did. Love the idea! As for your mother's beauty, the apple fell close to the tree!! Love the photo on your bio page right now. Know you miss your mom a lot. I feel for you. But you and she are never really apart. The way you write about her proves it, as far as I am concerned. That and your beautiful smile. Peace and Love Forevermore, 'Pea'
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle
Sandie, You are in my prayers this mothers day.

With Love,

Reviewed by Kenny Baez
Beautiful. Your mother lives on in your tender memories.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
How beautifully you've expressed your love for your mom, Sandie.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
A well written poem.God bless you.Your mother and father did such a great job at raising such a special,beautiful and sensitive human being.I am glad that you are a part of the Den and a part of people's lives.Take care and Happy Early Mother's Day to you

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
The warm love for your mother still embraces you as you embrace her with your love. The kind of love that will continue forever, beautiful writing...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Jon Willey
Sandie May, this poem tugs mightily at my heart -- your love for your mother is most obvious in your praise of her -- peace and my friend -- happy mother's day -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
I can only imagine your Mom shining down on her beautiful daughter as proud as can be. :)
Reviewed by Felix Perry
I love the way you speak in first and second person to convey the love you have and the yearning of the wonderful love you both shared. I am sure she hears your song about the little brown jacket.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Sandie this is beautiful, thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Sandie, this is a precious write showing your love for your mother,and how much we miss them when they are gone! Beautiful work she would be so proud of!...ET
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Beautiful write, Sandie; very well penned!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)

Happy Mother's Day to you and all the moms out there!
Reviewed by Linda Law
Sandie, I'm sure that your mother knows how much you love and miss her. This little brown jacket is a lovely way of expressing how much you admired her as well as loved her! Imagine now tho...that she is watching over you, as your own beautiful family honors you....MOM... Have a wonderful Mother's Day this year Sandie... you certainly deserve it... hugs, lindalaw
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

A beautiful rememberance in verse - well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Very, very sweet Sandie. A very sincere, heartfelt write indeed. God bless.
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw)
Hi Sandie, This is so heartfelt! Isn't it amazing what things can bring a memory? For me it was when I tasted elderberries and sorghum after many years that my mind flashed to my grandmother. Thank you for sharing this, Sandie.

In Spirit,
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Very heartfelt, Sandie. I, too, wish I could time travel back to some of our wonderful family Holiday get-to-gethers.
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