Friday, February 13, 2009

The following poem is dedicated to Becky at Sweet Cottage Dreams .
Becky lost her oldest son last week and today is his funeral. Attending your child's funeral is something a mother should never have to do. I feel deeply for her and her family and I pray for them during this very sad time.

For Becky's Jordan
Always My Son
You are my son, a part of me, and that will never change,
No matter what you do in life my love will still remain.
I held you as a baby and I looked into your face,
And I knew then, no other one could ever take your place.
I knew then as I held you, you would grow to be a man,
And anything you did in life I’d try to understand.
I knew you would make choices and would follow your own heart,
I only prayed that in your life I’d always have a part.
I knew some things you did in life would give me so much pride,
But also realized some things would tear me up inside.
I only want the best for you and want you to succeed,
And want you to find happiness with everything you need.
I can only guide you and give you a helping hand,
You will choose the path to take now that you are a man.
Along the road that you will choose, whatever that may be,
Just remember this my son that you can count on me.
I will not try to push you to live life in my own stride,
I only promise I will love you and stand by your side.
I know that you will make mistakes and life is full of them,
But realize my love for you will not let me condemn.
I know this life's not perfect and we do the best we can,
Just realize I love you and I’ll always understand.
I knew one day you would grow up and you would leave my nest,
I will do what I can for you and let God do the rest.
I have held you in my arms and done the best I can,
Now I pray that God will hold you now that you're a man.
Just remember in my heart you are a special one,
And I will always proudly tell the world, "this is my son."
---James A. Kisner

With Love,


marty39 said...

Mumzie, such a true poem. My eyes are filled with tears. My thoughts and prayers are with Becky and her family. I can't pretend to imagine the unbearable pain they're in. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

farmerjulie said...

Hi Mumzie..this was so sweet. xoxo it is so sad..

Miss Jean said...

Thank you so much for printing this. I will be sure to let Becky know about it. It is so wonderful to have such caring friends.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Yvonne, this is the first that I have read this poem. It is so true ... each word...each sentiment. It is beautiful and thank you for posting this in behalf of our Jordan. Reading this makes me cry.

much love,