I'm not going to be with momma for Mother's Day this year. My sister, Susie gets to be the lucky one. Momma is going to Susie's for the next couple of weeks in Mississippi and my hero and I will be at the beach for a few days.
I'm going to re-run one of my past blog posts. If you've been following my blog very long you will probably remember it and for those of you who've recently started following my blog, I hope you enjoy it.
My sister, Susie and I used to spend a week with our grandparents each summer and I remember even though we had tons of fun, we both always got homesick for momma. Poppa and Grandma lived only a block from the railroad tracks. Each day several trains would come through town. If they were south bound towards Newport the two of us would blow kisses as the train went by and whisper softly "kisses for momma, kisses for momma". A few years ago Susie surprised me with the following poem and I will cherish it forever. Thanks Sis for the memories:
Kisses for Momma
It was a game my sis and I played,
While in bed, right where we laid.
There we waited for that lonesome cry,
Of the whistle on the train, that would soon be by.
When we felt the rumble so close and nearby,
We covered our mouths with our hands and then let them fly.
"Kisses for momma! Kisses for momma"!
We'd both whisper, as soft as can be,
Because Grandma and Poppa were trying to sleep.
Each summer we went, eager to see,
Grandma and Poppa-sweet as could be.
Our days were so fun, full and free,
Cause we could do most, whatever we pleased.
But we still missed momma, especially at night,
And we couldn't wait to turn out the light.
We eagerly waited for the sound of that train,
And sent out our kisses to momma again.
"Kisses for momma, Kisses for Momma"
I LUV YOU MOMMA!