Happy Mother’s Day.

Well it’s Mother’s Day here in the UK. The second year we have not been able to celebrate it as we normally would. So whether you have a mum or she is no longer with you ,whether you have children or not Happy Mother’s Day if you are celebrating.💜

I have picked three songs for mums and children. First up is Like a River by Carly Simon.

Carly wrote the song for her mother Andrea Simon, written just after her passing in 1994.

The song speaks of her mother’s spirit always being there for her and the family. It just how I feel about my mum. She saw all my boys but none of my grandchildren …she died years before they were born. She watches over them as she does over the whole extended family.

Like A River

Dear mother the struggle is over nowAnd your house is up for sale
We divided your railway watches
Between the four of us
I fought over the pearls
With the other girls
But it was all a metaphor
For what was wrong with us
As the room is emptying out
Your face so young comes into view
And on the back porch is a well-worn step
And a pool of light you can walk into

I’ll wait no more for you like a daughter,
That part of our life together is over
But I will wait for you, forever
Like a river…

Can you clear up the mystery of the Sphinx?
Do you know any more about God?
Are you dancing with Benjamin Franklin
On the face of the moon?
Have you reconciled with Dad?
Does the rain still make you sad?
Last night I swear I could feel you
Moving through my room
And I thought you touched my feet
I so wanted it to be true
In my theater there is a stage
And a footlight you can step into…

I’ll wait no more for you like a daughter,
That part of our life together is over
But I will wait for you, forever
Like a river…

In the river I know I will find the key
And your voice will rise like the spray
In the moment of knowing
The tide will wash away my doubt
‘Cause you’re already home
Making it nice for when I come home
Like the way I find my bed turned down
Coming in from a late night out.
Please keep reminding me
Of what in my soul I know is true

Come in my boat, there’s a seat beside me
And two or three stars we can gaze into…

I’ll wait no more for you like a daughter,
That part of our life together is over
But I will wait for you forever
Like a river…

I’ll never leave, always just a dream away
A star that’s always watching
Never turn away
We’ll never leave, always just a thought away
A candle always burning
Never turn away
The moon will hide, the tree will bend
I’m right beside you
I’ll never turn away.

My good friend Geoff Lepard wrote a wonderful book about his mum, Apprentice to my Mother I reviewed it here.

Here is an Acrostic Poem

MOTHER LOVE.

Mother love is selfless and deeper than the 

Ocean, boundless and undemanding  always 

There when you need it. No judgement or side taken

However far or expensive to pocket or heart.

Everlasting  and without question.

Ready always to love unquestionably.

Loyal and true always at the end of a phone

Open minded never judging or

Vengeful unless called to be on your behalf

Everlasting it’s there, Mother Love.

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 14:08:26

    Happy Mother’s Day sis 💗

    Reply

  2. Maggie
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 14:51:33

    Happy Mother’s Day, Willow.

    Reply

  3. Sadje
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 14:51:49

    Happy Mother’s Day to you too Willow.

    Reply

  4. robbiesinspiration
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 15:06:15

    A lovely song choice, Willow. Happy Mothers Day. Geoff’s book is lovely.

    Reply

  5. pensitivity101
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 17:12:04

    Lovely Willow. Happy Mother’s Day, and I hope you are being spoilt!!

    Reply

  6. Dale
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 20:40:55

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, Willow!
    I have to wait until May to celebrate over here 😉

    Reply

  7. dunelight
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 21:23:40

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Reply

  8. Dr. Crystal Grimes
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 21:25:30

    Happy Mother’s Day, Willow!

    Reply

  9. TanGental
    Mar 15, 2021 @ 07:39:41

    A shout out!! Woop hoo!!! Thank you, Willow!

    Reply

  10. socialbridge
    Mar 15, 2021 @ 09:49:51

    Lovely post, Willow.
    Especially like Carly’s song.

    Reply

  11. Miriam Hurdle
    Mar 16, 2021 @ 02:53:56

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, Willow! ❤

    Reply

  12. Logi Bones
    May 02, 2021 @ 09:01:08

    Happy Mother’s Day ❤

    Reply

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