What Mother's Do

November 25, 2008
By Kaylee Walbridge, Malone, NY

She was a wife and a mother
And she was lent to you.
She led you through your childhood
As only a mother can do.
She walked beside you in teen years,
And held your hands at times.
She watched you make life's mistakes
And knew that you'd be fine.
She stood beside you when you were grown,
And let you walk away.
She knew all the joys and sadness
Of all mothers on that day.
She knew you couldn't stay
The infant, child or teen
And that life is a life-long journey
And the future unforeseen.
Now, she has gone ahead
To set the trail for you.
Because she is your mother
And that's "what mother's do".

The author's comments:
For my mom's mom

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