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Friday, July 24, 2009

happy birthday to the best mom/ grandma in the world!!!

How can one express the gratitude one has for such a special grandma? How can one show the gratefulness needed for a mother that loves and gives so freely, fully, selflessly, humbly, generously, unconditionally, up everything for our family always but especially during this last year of our unique trials. I could go on and on. Writing this made me realize I need to get separate and group grandma photos way more often!!

mother, how can we express
our love for you and
how you bless

the never ending hours you give
the hugs, the love,
the way you live

grandma, how can we tell you
the way you're there
you come through

even as you soar above
in your plane
we feel your love

but we know within our heart
you'd give it up
right from the start

if that is what you'd have to do
to help your family
out it's true

we know you've done it all before
to help in trials
of those you adore

all the prayers you freely pray
your precious boy
so ill that day

you put your arms around your brood
always giving and
doing good

glad the Lord provided you
to be around and
coming through

thank you beloved grandma /mother
for all of us
there can be no other.....

Thank you mom / grandma, for all you've done, for being there, you're the best and we couldn't have gone through this last year without you!!!

God Bless YOU.


Gram Diane said...

Thank you Tonya, for your loving words that have brought a happy tear to my eyes! I thank God every day for all of you! Love Mom/Gram

Tonya said...

we love you too!!

The Tribe said...

What a special poem for a special relationship. Lovely!


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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.