My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

A Post for My Mom and Happy Mother’s Day


It will be five years this week since my mom passed on.

It is an ache in my heart that never really leaves. I miss her so much.

With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, there are reminders everywhere of how many things I miss about my mom.

Her favorite color was blue so I’m sharing this photo again. This was a flower and shade of blue she especially loved.

This is a previous post from 2008: A Day at the Park .

It was a special day I spent alone: to honor my mom, dwell on the good times we had… It brought tears to my eyes, re-reading it recently.

This year, I have a “knit and sew day” planned for my mom’s day. Two hobbies she absolutely loved.

I re-introduced her to knitting after she had given up the craft, many years ago. She was so glad that I did. Knitting was such a joy to her. And she taught me so much about sewing, she was an excellent seamstress. I learned from the best.

Some my happiest memories with her, making something beautiful out of a piece of fabric or a ball of yarn. The simple things and times that were so much fun and are such good memories to think about now.

If your mom is still with you here on earth, cherish the time you can spend with her. Never take it for granted. They leave such a gap in our lives when they are gone.

Happy Mother’s Day.


Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my inspirational, pro-active and fun book/eBook, all about aging well: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well. I am also the author of: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 1): Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance). Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volumes I, II and III) and My Poetic Path. These titles are available at all the Amazon sites. When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, the yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! 🐱 With Blogger, I also host my new author's site: Geraldine Helen Hartman and my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews. I hope you will visit often and enjoy all of my sites.😂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste!

7 thoughts on “A Post for My Mom and Happy Mother’s Day

  1. Geraldine,
    This is a very special post.
    I feel sure that your Mom would love it.
    The blue of the flower is so pretty, and such a nice way to pay tribute to her.
    Having a knit and sew day seems like a wonderful way to spend Mothers’ Day, and to feel her close by.
    The post you wrote about the day you spent at the park, on the first anniversary of her passing, touched me alot.
    I can’t think of many better ways to reflect, and honour one’s memories for a loved one who is gone, than the way you did.
    The young Mom who said how she feels about her child, that she’ll always “worry” about her, I think sums up Mom’s. Mothers are really the only people who will think about us almost 24/7, even when we are adults.
    However, I believe that your Mom’s love has never left you, and will never be far away.
    Her love is always there, eternal.

  2. Hugs, Geraldine!

  3. The blue flowers are beautiful. I planted a small rose bush to honor my Mom’s passing. It’s called “Lemon Drop” and I chose it because she loved lemon flavors and yellow is for joy and happiness.
    This post and A Day in The Park are very sweet and touching. Both brought tears to my eyes. I hope your Mother’s Day is peaceful and beautiful. I plan to travel to Texas to be with my 2 sisters this first time without Mom.

  4. This is a very touching post. Your mom is with you always. And you are with her, in your thoughts and memories. It never goes away.

  5. Hi Brenda, Your comment truly touched my heart. It meant a lot to me what you said here. And knowing that you knew my mom (and she always told me when you two shared a bus ride and a chat!) makes it even more special. Thanks so much.

    Hi SandyL, Thanks Sandy. Hugs, always help.

    Hi Georgia, We were on the same wave length with our posts today, weren’t we? I am so sorry for your loss but I know your mom is with you too. And what a lovely way you’ve found to remember her too.

    Hi Joe, Thanks dear.

    Hugs to you all, G

  6. Lovely post … your mom will always be in your heart and with you in spirit. Such love and their bonds are invincible. Many blessings to you at this time.

  7. Thank you, Geraldine 🙂 ~~ You post makes me a little sad too. Mom died in February of 1999 which was thirteen years ago. I still miss her too.

    I have a little Senryū written for OSI next week based on your prompt suggestion (thank you for it as well). It’s not sentimental for most but it fits perfectly with Mom for mother’s day. I will mention her there then. (it is my last full day here in the U.K,)

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