Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

Happy Mothers Day. In honor of the day and my geographical location I will post a poem by Edgar Allen Poe former resident of Richmond.

Because I feel that, in the Heavens above,
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of "Mother,"
Therefore by that dear name I long have called you.... -(the rest of the poem doesn't apply at this time.)

Though this poem was to his dead wife's mother it still I feel conveys the feelings I have. Those being that Darla is a fantastic mother. One who makes me and the children feel that we always have a home. When I told my dad that I was engaged he asked me what we were going to do. Seeing as we were young with no schooling and no plan. I told him that it did not matter because I was with Darla. As long as I'm with her I'm happy because she's fun to be with. He told me he could not argue with that. Well I stand by that statement made years ago. Darla has made life fun. Though we still don't necessarily have a plan I always enjoy my time with Darla. I am grateful for the way she raises the children, and helps them cope with their troubles. Thank you for putting up with four whiny and high maintenance children. Have a great day.


Gina said...

I just want to add that when I saw darla helping cole give his talk today in primary. I knew without a doubt she is exactly the perfect mom for cole, and dayne, and june. There is something magical about darla, what a good mom!

Darla said...

thank you for this post. It means the world to me..although I did sense a bit of sense of duty in the end. Love you.