I’ll always remember you as a gift, a gift unlike any other
This gift was pure and self-less, this gift was you, his mother
I’ll always remember your warm embrace the first day that we met
You welcomed me with loving arms and a smile I’ll never forget
I’ll always remember you stepping up to help in every way
When I had lost my mother and my faith had gone astray
I’ll always remember your gentle voice, its softness and its calm
That made me breathe more slowly as I tried to brave my storm
I’ll always remember your gracious ways and how you touched my life
The guidance and advice you gave, as I became his wife
I’ll always remember your tender ways toward your grandsons three
Whose memories will be close at heart throughout eternity
I thank you Marion for everything since the day your son was born
I have received your precious gifts through him at every turn
You are the one who cradled him and kissed his tiny brow
While just a curious infant, a loving grown man now
You are the one who guided him as he baby stepped his way
Along life’s path and challenges that sometimes came his way
You are the one who taught him to be loyal, loving, kind
You led him by example, from your heart and soulful mind
You gave him strength and compassion that is beyond all measure
I am the grateful recipient of your son whom I’ll always treasure
Thank you for all you’ve done for him in your lifetime filled with love
He is the man he is today because of all you’ve done
Thank you for passing on values he now shares among his sons
Priceless gifts you’ve given him that will live on and on
He is a gift and reminder to me of the mom whom he adored
Of the love you gave so selflessly in all its purest form
I’ll always remember you waving at the end of your driveway
As our little family ventured back from a love filled holiday
We missed you then, we miss you now and everywhere and place
You’re remembered today with the endless love that you gave from a place of grace
Rest peacefully Marion O’Brien
I will love you forever and always
Your daughter-in-law, Marla
8 thoughts on “A Priceless Gift”
So very beautiful!
Yes she was. Thank you both 🙂
What a beautiful tribute to Tim’s mom! You were both very lucky women to have found and loved one another!
Special hugs to you and Tim, Marla
Thank you Donna. While I have been blessed with an amazing mother-in-law and husband, I have also been blessed by your authentic friendship. Special hugs right back to you!
So sorry to hear about Tim’s mom, Marla. She will live on through your beautiful words!
Warmest thoughts to you, Tim, and your family.
Thank you for your heartfelt words Héléne.
Marla this touched me more then I could ever say. You have such a gift with words. Our Mother loved you so much as we ALL love you. Always will.
This means so much, thank you! You are and always will be a reminder to me of your beautiful mother. I feel so blessed that you are not only my sister-in-law, also that we are the very best of friends. Love always Marla xo