My Irreplaceable Mom

Only some of us get the rare privilege of having our moms in our lives for a very long time. I am one of them. My mom is ninety six  years old this year. And she is happy and healthy!  Her name is Stella and the name fits her.  Stella means star and she is the bright shining star in our family and we all know it.




Grandma, Great Grandma, and Great Great Grandma

you are first my mom 

but forever my friend

but not just any friend

You are


I loved you since I first opened my eyes

as you held me in your arms

and now

all these years later

I still love you with that same 

“love at first sight”  kind of love

I  still love it when your eyes light up

and you say my name, “Sandra”

when you first see me when I come to visit

I love it when you don’t complain

even though you have things to complain about

I love it that you never criticize me

or point out what is wrong

I love it when you smile and remember old times

I love it when you listen to me with those caring eyes

I hate to think of the day when I won’t be able

to visit you

but then I remember that even though 

there are no visiting hours in heaven

there will be a time

when we can be together 

there in heaven

for all eternity

But for now

I won’t think about that 

I will think about the time I can have

with you

right now

on this planet

and what a blessing that is to me

and even though we are miles apart 

we are never truly apart 

maybe in distance

but never in heart.


“For you (GOD) formed my inward parts;  you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13

“As is the mother, so is the daughter. ”  Ezekiel 16:44

“One of the most important relationships we have is the relationship we have with our mothers”.   Ivanla Vanzant

“No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.”    Cardinal Mermillod.

“My Mother – she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel.  I want to grow old and be like her”   Jodi Picoult