A Heavenly Mother’s Day

12 May

The adult in me knew you were not immortal.

The child in me secretly hoped you were.

Now you’re nestled with those who left before you.

Your first Heavenly Mother’s Day with wings.

Your challenge is to write anything you want, in whichever form you please, so long as your response is exactly 33 words and includes the word “mother.”


Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Trifecta


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19 responses to “A Heavenly Mother’s Day

  1. According To Mags (@AccordingToMags)

    May 12, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Beautifully written.

    • Chelle

      May 12, 2012 at 4:12 PM

      Thank you, Mags.

  2. Imelda

    May 12, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Oh, this is poignantly beautiful and true.

    • Chelle

      May 12, 2012 at 4:16 PM

      Thank you, Imelda.

  3. Sandra

    May 12, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    Very much written from the heart, this is a beautiful poem and tribute.

    • Chelle

      May 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM

      Thank you, Sandra.

  4. debseeman

    May 12, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Tears. This is so poignant. Sorry to steal another comment, but just the perfect word and a touching post.

    • Chelle

      May 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM

      Thank you, Deb.

  5. OldDogNewTits

    May 13, 2012 at 1:11 AM

    Blinking back tears. It’s our first Mother’s Day without my MIL. Hope your dad goes all well as possible.

    • Chelle

      May 13, 2012 at 3:56 PM

      I’m sorry for your loss. It’s difficult going through all of the first of everything. Hope your day goes as well as possible.

  6. Libby

    May 13, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    Chelle…this is just so powerful…is this about your own mother? If so, I am really sorry…

    • Chelle

      May 13, 2012 at 4:11 PM

      Yes, Libby. I lost my mom 10 days before Christmas Eve. Thank you.

  7. trifecta (@trifectawriting)

    May 13, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    Thank you so much for linking up with Trifecta this weekend. Such a beautiful, heartfelt piece. I love the first two lines.

    • Chelle

      May 13, 2012 at 4:13 PM

      Thank you. I can’t remember how many times my mom always told me, no matter how old I was, I’d always be her baby.

  8. karen

    May 13, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    I love the way that you’ve incorporated the relationship of your adult self with your child self and expressed the loss so precisely. Beautiful. It sounds like you’re missing your mom.

    • Chelle

      May 13, 2012 at 4:14 PM

      Thank you, Karen. I am missing my mom. Long before she died, she told me she didn’t want me sad and down after she’s gone. I try not to be but the first Mother’s Day without her is tough.

  9. Chelle

    May 13, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    I want to thank everyone again for your wonderful comments. You all have helped make a hard day just a little easier with your kindness.

  10. jesterqueen (@jesterqueen)

    May 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    I am so very very sorry for your loss. I think the child in all of us wants our mothers to be immortal. The picture is lovely.

    • Chelle

      May 14, 2012 at 11:36 AM

      Thank you so much.


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