I walked in your shadow,
And although the sun found me there,
You sheltered me from every storm.
From the icy breezes of uncertainty,
To the bone chilling cold of fear,
You kept life’s harsh realities at bay.
Eternally watchful, ever protective!
Your love knew no bounds,
And your patience stretched
At times from here to eternity!
You nurtured me until suddenly,
It was time to let me fly on my own.
The wings you gave me were strong, Mom,
And they have carried me forward
Without ever failing me!
In your enduring wisdom
You knew that day would come
When all I would have left
Are the memories of you I cherish!
Once again, you were right, Mom,
For my memories of you are golden!
© Annabel Sheila