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Happy Mother’s Day, 2019!

May 12, 2019


An Abecedarian of Thanks for Mothers


by Alice Jane-Marie Massa



Adopted children give generous thanks to Mother.

Baby at Mother’s breast coos tender, loving thanks to Mama.

Children with special needs harmonize with special gratitude to special Mothers.

Daughters and sons of all ages and stages of life lavish thankful praise on Mothers.

Elderly children still remember the enduring , loving appreciation of Mothers.

From Florida to Alaska, so many fondly give floral thanks to Mothers.

Godchildren, from near and far, are grateful for Godmothers, too.

Homes are where we find the heart of motherhood.

Indiana to Italy are where we find the family tree of our ancestral mothers.

Join hand in hand to circle mothers with thanks and love on this holiday.

Kisses for the mother who taught us to be grateful, kind and caring.

Loving appreciation to Mother who gives unconditionally.

Many gather around tables of thanks for special meals on this Mother’s Day.

Notes and cards of thanks laud and applaud Mothers on their special day.

Oversized hugs are the order of this Mother’s Day.

Pink roses or carnations brighten the gratitude for Mothers on this Sunday.

Queen for a Day” is the status of all moms today.

Ribbons of thanks adorn other gifts for Mother.

Sweet and soft caresses symbolize unspoken gratitude for Mom.

Tulips represent how gratitude grows annually for Mother.

Unexpected, little “thank-you” –phrases that mean so much to Mother.

Vases of cut flowers hold hearts of thanks for Mother.

Words of gratitude, mailed in letters, bring smiles to Mother on this day.

X” is the first mark of thanks the youngest child writes for Mommy.

Yellow peace roses memorialize thanks for Mothers whom we can only remember.

Zinnias and zesty thanks for all Mothers whom we honor on this Mother’s Day!


To my mother and six aunts (in Heaven), Aunt Kathy (in Minnesota), my sister (in Colorado), my cousin Carole (in Florida), other cousins (throughout the United States and Mexico), nieces (in Michigan and Colorado), friends and writer friends, readers of WORDWALK–

Happy Mother’s Day!

Alice and Leader Dog Willow


May 12, 2019, Sunday



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  1. Thank you, Alice, for these beautiful alphabetical thoughts to honor all mothers on this special day! We are certainly blessed with our wonderful mother, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, and friends who are role models for remarkable women who are lovingly called “Mother.”
    Love to you and Willow,

  2. Reblogged this on SCAN-a-BLOG and commented:
    I am sharing this post by a wonderful writer who lives in Milwaukee, WI. She writes about her life as a young girl growing up in Indiana, and her vamily who settled in the US, from Italy. I think you will really enjoy her posts. Please let her know, if you do.

  3. Alice, this is a wonderful poem. I just found it through Lynda Lambert’s blog. Blessings to you. 🙂

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