To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on May 10, 2014 in Picture Quotes
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Your Mother is always with you. She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, she’s the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick, the fragrance of life itself. She’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not feeling well, she’s your breath in the air on a cold winter’s day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow, she is Christmas morning. Your mother lives inside your laughter. She’s the place you came from, your first home, and she’s the map you follow with every step you take. She’s your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you.Not time, not space, not even death.

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© By: Deborah R Culver

Your Mother is Always With You


13 Comments

  1. janecerrone May 10, 2014 Reply

    Mom will always be in my heart and I will often think of her,many times as I drive down the rd. I hear a song ,or just a reminder of what she told me as a small child.She will bring a tear to my eye,eyes and I will not be able to pass that feeling for some time.I know she lives within me always,and I will c her as I look into the sky on any given day.God I wish I could say hello to her,run to her and give her a hug and a kiss. pay a visit, would even be better.miss ya mom, you are, and will always be in my heart .xoxoxjane.

  2. marilyn May 11, 2014 Reply

    thanks lurrae for the lovely thoughts about mothers – i do miss my mom very much but she is always with me

    i hear another bombino is on the way – congratulations – a baby girl too!!!

    hope life is treating you well – what’s this i hear about a book? fill me in

    call when you plan to be around

    marilyn

  3. Tustles Lake May 19, 2014 Reply

    Oh This Is So Beautiful. Thank you. A lot that what was in this reminds me right now of my own Mother . Who is 87 and She Lives with Me. Thank you so very very much for this I Love It. And I Love My Mother as we all do. I can be very Thankful that I still have mine with me. Your Forever friend Tustles lake KTF

  4. Carol Guzy May 20, 2014 Reply

    Is it possible to find out who the author is of this beautiful writing? So many people have found it very touching and I would like to credit the writer…

    • Author
      Brigitte May 20, 2014 Reply

      Dear Carol, The author to this beautiful poem is unknown

  5. Kathleen June 5, 2014 Reply

    Not a moment passes that I do not think of my Mom, and it is a beautiful poem, thank you so much…

  6. Trisha July 11, 2014 Reply

    Thank you so much for the lovely poem. My Mum will always be in my heart, Each time I remember the Christian song we use to sing together it bring tears to my eyes. I know she’s resting in a better place. She’ll always remain in my heart.

  7. Patricia July 11, 2014 Reply

    Thank you for making my day

  8. Patricia Williams July 11, 2014 Reply

    Thanks a lot

  9. Ann Griffiths November 3, 2014 Reply

    I love your poems and quotes they help my troubled mind,but I love this one.i think and miss my mum everyday and night .thank you.xxx

  10. Jenn T December 27, 2014 Reply

    I love to read your articles…Excellent!!

  11. Deborah R Culver January 26, 2020 Reply

    Dear Lessons Learned In Life,

    I am writing you to correct the authorship of my poem.

    I am very glad you have the original version of my poem, but the authorship is not unknown.

    Your Mother is always with you! © By: Deborah R Culver

    She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street.

    She’s the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick, the fragrance of life itself.

    She’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not feeling well.

    She’s your breath in the air on a cold winters’ day.

    She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow.

    She is Christmas morning.

    Your mother lives inside your laughter.

    She’s the place you come from, your first home.

    She’s the map you follow with every step you take.

    She’s your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy.

    But nothing on Earth can separate you.

    Not time.

    Not space.

    Not even death.

    I wrote this poem and shared it on my Facebook page. My friends shared it and my name was removed from the poem and it was labeled Unknown Author. I didn’t realize this had happened until years later. I had Facebook deactivate my page because it was hacked and had forgotten I had shared my poem on it, until last year.
    Here is the version posted to your website which is my poem with some alterations from the original and authorship wrongly claimed.
    I was reading my poem on my computer when I thought, everything stays in cyberspace, perhaps I can find the post. I Goggled the title “Your Mother Is Always With You” and was shocked to see the love of my Mother in poem had gone viral, and was listed as Author Unknown!
    I had Facebook re-activate my account and along with original posting history and original hand written poem submitted my work to have the copyright. If you could please change the authorship on your website, I would greatly appreciate it. I am working with a lawyer to get my royalties from those who are using my poem for profit, selling everything from artwork to T-Shirts and funeral homes are using it as an entire theme for bereavement of a Mom’s passing.

    I love that my poem is helping so many in grieving the loss of their Mom’s. Bereavement groups are using them and even those whose Mother is still living – love the poem as they are just missing her and living far away from their Mom.
    I was also amazed to find that English classes are studying my poem!!! I hated technical English class. I didn’t want anyone telling me how to write, as I thought it would affect my writing and what I wanted to say. I barely passed the class in school and feel particularly vindicated.

    I have been in touch with many other websites as well as Suzanne Sommers and her staff who have changed their posting to reflect my authorship.
    The poem that was shared on your site, was slightly altered from the original and although I like their changes, I prefer the original.

    My four brothers and I lost our Mother on Christmas Eve Day, 1985. Her name Joann L. Force and she died at the age of 45 after a grueling battle with breast cancer. It took me many years to resolve the love, grief and pain which culminated in the poem I wrote for her.

    The line, she is Christmas morning is a double reference. Her death at Christmas was most painful but doubly because it was her favorite holiday and both my parents made the holiday extra special. Christmas Eve was all about God and Jesus, a celebration of His birthday with a cake and reading of the Christmas scriptures. Christmas morning was gift giving and of course when we were little we believed in Santa, but knew what Christmas was really about.

    I think it wonderful for my Mother to have gotten her wish to see Jesus at Christmas! It was just hard for us left behind to lose her.

    I am a poet, writer and lyricist with many other poems, works in progress of my autobiography with the same name as the poem, “Your Mother Is Always With You”, and novels.

    Please feel free to contact me if you need the copyright license number, etc… I truly appreciate it if you could remedy the mistake made with my poem.

    Sincerely,

    Deborah R Culver

    Aka Deborah R Force-Shy-Gerlach-Culver
    http://www.numberonemusic.com/RoughInnocence

    • Author
      Brigitte February 1, 2020 Reply

      Thank you for letting me know <3 I have added your name. It is one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read!
      I am very sorry for the loss of your mother.

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