This is a poem that I found written by my Mother some years ago. Love you Momma.
I am a Mother, a Wife, a Mediator, a Fixer, a Matchmaker, a Student, and a Teacher
Most of all I’m Me
I am my own person.
I stand on my own two feet and am proud to be me.
I wonder what the world would be like without turmoil
Without the pressures of society
I wonder if things would be different…
I hear the questions in the voices of my children
As they search the world for answers
I see myself as the Teacher.
I help them find their way.
As a Mother
I want my children to be independent
To never lose sight of who they are
To be able to stand on their own two feet
To proud of what they have become
I look into my husband’s eyes
Instantly I know
He is my touchstone.
He helps me keep one foot on the ground.
I am a Wife
I feel lost at times…a bit confused.
I ask questions
I am still the Student
I worry sometimes that...
I’m not growing fast enough
That I’ve reached for the stars and...
just hit the ceiling.
I’ve cried a lot during my life
because of circumstances I’ve been through
I know that I am Healing
I understand that my life has been full of choices
I’ve made so many
They were MINE!!!
I share with my children
most of the crossroads I have passed
Hoping they won’t have to live some of the bad ones.
I am the Fixer.
I try to help my children
To be honest with their emotions
So they can choose
To find their own friends, companions, and lovers.
I am the Matchmaker
I want them to be Happy, Joyous and Free.
I worry when they have problems
When they get stuck in that rut of life
When they have arguments
Problems or conflicts in beliefs that get in their way
I am the Mediator
I show them softness, kindness, a closeness
That not too many others see.
I am a Butterfly
Starting to Feel Free
I am a Mother, a Wife, a Mediator, a Fixer, a Matchmaker, a Student and a Teacher
Most of all I’m ME!!!