Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Mom and Daughters


Mom has a special relationship with her daughter's she loves them both so much, she loves us all so much.  Just thought I would post a picture of my three favorite women.


A mother tries to provide her daughter
with insight into the important things in life
in order to make her life
as happy and fulfilling as possible

A mother tries to teach her daughter
to be good, always helpful to other people
to be fair, always treating others equally
to have a positive attitude at all times
to always make things right when they are wrong
to know herself well
to know what her talents are
to set goals for herself
to not be afraid of working too hard to reach her goals
A mother tries to teach her daughter
to have many interests to pursue
to laugh and have fun every day
to appreciate the beauty of nature
to enter into friendships with good people
to honor their friendships and always be a true friend
to appreciate the importance of the family
and to particularly respect and love our elder members
to use her intelligence at all times
to listen to her emotions
to adhere to her values

A mother tries to teach her daughter
to not be afraid to stick to her beliefs
to not follow the majority when the majority is wrong
to carefully plan a life for herself
to vigorously follow her chosen path
to enter into a relationship with someone worthy of herself
to love this person unconditionally with her body and mind
to share all that she has learned in life with this person
If I have provided you with an insight
into most of these things
then I have succeeded
as a mother
in what I hoped to accomplish in raising you
If many of these things slipped by
while we were all so busy
I have a feeling that you know them anyway
One thing I am sure of, though
I have taught you to be proud of the fact
that you are a woman equal to all men and
I have loved you every second of your life
I have supported you at all times
and as a mother, as a person, and as a friend
I will always continue to cherish and love
everything about you
my beautiful daughter

               -- Susan Polis Schutz


nhd106 said...

Beautiful, Derek.   I must admit though...makes me sad.  I lost my best friend, my mom...2 yrs ago.  No relationship will ever be like the one we had.  Never.   Nancy

krobbie67 said...

These are really sweet pics. :-) ---Robbie

naturegirlfromny said...

I miss my Mom, she lives in Louisiana and I haven't seen her in about 4 yrs.  Linda

madcobug said...

Beautiful family and a beautifu poem. Helen

jjsilcocks said...

I love how you do that backgroud brush effect on your photos. Can you let me know how you do it??? I have PSP....
Thanks in advance,

rivercitygirl1 said...

Mom's are the best aren't they.  Derek, your photo's rock!