If I could give you diamonds
for each tear you cried for me.
if I could give you sapphires
for each truth you've helped me see.
If I could give you rubies
for the heartache that you've known
If I could give you pearls
for the wisdom that you've shown.
Then you'll have a treasure, mother,
that would mount up to the skies
That would almost match
the sparkle in your kind and loving eyes.
But I have no pearls, no diamonds,
As I'm sure you're well aware
So I'll give you gifts more precious
My devotion, love and care.
I have been away for several weeks.
Very busy and pre-occupied.
My mother has been very ill. It all started with an upset stomach and fainting spells. She was hospitalized with a severe urinary tract infection. Lots of blood in the urine. Three rounds of antibiotics have not worked. Yesterday..... they found possible evidence of bladder cancer. We will know for sure when the results of the biopsy come back.
As with any problem...... I pray and turn it over to God. His will be done. I pray that it's not cancer.... but, if it is.... I pray for mercy and the courage to get through it.
In the last decade my mother and I have become very close. We were close before but have grown much closer over the years. As I get older.... I sometimes hear my mother's voice when I speak..... and see her hands when I look at mine.
My mother always makes everything beautiful.
Mother, I love you.