Monday, May 10, 2010

Repost from last year, Happy Mother’s Day from Iraq

 

PFC Ryan new2

Before I was myself you made me, me.

With love and patience, discipline and tears,

Then bit by bit stepped back to set me free,

Allowing me to sail upon my sea,

Though well within the headlands of your fears.

Before I was myself you made me, me.

With dreams enough of what I was to be

And hopes that would be sculpted by the years,

Then bit by bit stepped back to set me free,

Relinquishing your powers gradually

To let me shape myself among my peers.

Before I was myself you made me, me.

And being good and wise, you gracefully,

As dancers when the last sweet cadence nears

Bit by bit stepped back to set me free.

For love inspires learning naturally:

The mind assents to what the heart reveres.

And so it was through love you made me, me.
By slowly stepping back to set me free.

I don't know who wrote this but it seemed to fit our relationship. You deserve everything you ever wanted. You have raised two successful kids, we have gone through our troubles, but you instilled the fierce love that is the glue of our family. Without you, I would be in a gutter and dad would be lost. Thank you mom. I always love you. Happy Mothers Day.

Ryan

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Happy Mother’s Day to all my beloved Sisterfriends!

17 comments:

Silke said...

And to you, too, dearest Deborah! What a tribute to you as a mother!!! Much love, Silke

~Babs said...

OH MY GOSH.
To have those words from your son,,,priceless!

(with prayers for his constant safety, and gratitude for his service)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

That is absolutely beautiful Deb! I think I would have been in tears reading it....
What a man he has grown into, yes??? ♥♥♥ Good Mom!

XXOO!!
Anne

kj said...

deb, i have a letter like this. this is a letter you tuck in your sock drawer (or some other precious place!) and read it again and again for all your life.

what a wonderful son and what a wonderful Mother. i held my breath reading this, i wondered if you may have written it, and when i knew it was from your ryan, all i could do was feel so very happy for you.

happy belated Mother's day from one to another.

love
kj

Marie S said...

I love this, what a sweet sweet son you have!
Happy Mother's day gorgeous.
What do you sew?

deb said...

commenting through tears.
what to say , though, really.

It doesn't get any better.
Happy Mothering to you always.

Manon Doyle said...

Awe.... that was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes. I hope your day was wonderful!!
xoxoxo

maría cecilia said...

Dear Deb, so precious words for a mother, so lovely your Ryan.. and my God, I´m so impressed that he is in Irak!!! Very happy belated mother day!!
Red a previous post about you being right where you want to be, loved what you wrote, I feel the same way, thanks for reminding me!!!!!
Many hugs to you,
Maria Cecilia

She Writes said...

Happy Mother's Day to you:)! That's some guy you raised there!

nancygrayce said...

How absolutely breathtakingly beautiful....to have your son say this....wonderful! Happy mother's day to you!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Beautiful and very emotional. Hugs.

Ces said...

I could kiss Ryan and hug him again and again. What a remarkable young man!

yoborobo said...

Deb - I just saw this. What a great guy you have there. :)) And he has quite a mom! xox Pam

Diana Evans said...

oh so wonderful...you are an amazing Mom and I love that about you....these words are beautiful...and you can feel the passion and love in your wonderful relationship!!! I love being a Mom too!!!

Bless your heart sweet Deborah!!!

Hugs
Diana

Javajune said...

That's beautiful, there is so much love there. What a proud moment. Happy belated Mother's Day.
xo-jj

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, Deborah. This is so beautiful and heartwarming. Just goes to show, we don't need flowers and jewelry and brunches served on a platter. Just a few simple words are enough to make all of it worthwhile.

Rhonda Roo said...

I love Ryan. That is all. <3