Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

Tomorrow will be the first Mothers Day without my mom. We "celebrated" a day early by eating good food and visiting the grave. Needless to say, it has been an emotionally difficult day, and to top it off, she gave me a Mothers Day present...

From: Richard Jenkins
To: Andrew Jenkins
Subject: Tribute to Baby Andrew
Date: Sat, 8 May 2010 20:48:15 -0600

I found a paper in Carolyn's things that she saved for a special occasion. I have retyped it for this email but you can have the original when you are here again, if you want it. Perhaps this might be the time for you to read it and know of her deep love for you.

For Andrew Lees Jenkins
A Saved Paper From Your Sweet Mother

When my husband got home
from work today
I had something very important
to say
A new little baby is coming
our way
To join our family for its
earthly stay

Already our children
numbered seven
And all were excited for our
gift from heaven
It was very hard
awaiting the day
But a new little son
soon came our way

A warm little sunbeam
sent from Father above
To fill our hearts and
our home with love
“Oh, Father in Heaven, help me,”
I pray
To raise your child to
follow his way
Help him to follow the ways
of thy Son
So he’ll return to Thee
when his earth life is done

Baptism, the priesthood, a mission
for thee
Marriage in the Temple
and soon a father to be

But first let me hold him
and cuddle him too
Let me smother him with love
as new mothers do
Thank you dear Father
for letting me be
A partner in creating bodies
for Spirits for Thee

-Author Unknown

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