“Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than remember me and cry.” ~ unknown
I posted a shorter version of this poem on Facebook last year near Mom’s birthday, but it never made its way to the Madness blog. Since a full year has now come full circle, and I’m taking today off to visit this seaside bench once again, I figured it’s a good time to make this a live one.
Scusa me amicas and amicos, I certainly am light years behind the likes of Emily Dickinson.
We’d stop and sit for a chat
Our laughter filling the salty air
A stroll on the boards
A slice, a cone, a coke
“Watch those $@#& seagulls!”
Always a chuckle at one of your jokes
Seaside moments to treasure
Our own bit of heaven on earth
For some, a bond so rare
A friendship mom her daughter shared
Today my tears flowed without your presence
I see only our blue bench…empty
Just waiting for you to come and join me there
ITALIAN LESSON: missing (in the absence of) = mancando — “I’m missing you” = “Mi stai mancando”
♥*HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!*♥
Jeez, how I miss you, our belly laughs, shopping sprees, our funny ‘what-would-you-rather-have’ questions and the silliness we enjoyed every time we spent those precious moments together. I especially miss reading you my madness writing about all the kooky things we experienced as a family (and the variety of sixteen foster kids, each with their own story).
Even though some of these stories may seem wacked-out to some, I’d go back and enjoy every insane minute again.