Her smiling face and her voice laced with gentle laughter
Quiet moments resting in her favorite chair.
Long walks around the fields to the hidden pond
Just to hear frogs croak and melodious birdsong.
Clanging sounds and sweet aromas drifting from the kitchen
With sourdough bread and pineapple ham baking in the oven
Busy hands and nimble fingers moving in rhythm
Crocheting a doll, slippers or perhaps a colorful afghan
Grand Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations
With the house full of joyful and elated loved ones.
Keeping us all together on a thundering, stormy night
To lessen our cries, our fear and overwhelming fright.
On a cold wintry day, building a fire in the fireplace
So we can rest in its’ warm, and comforting embrace.
Long, peaceful visits on a quiet summer eve
Such sweet memories that will never leave.