I know I talk a lot about what a talented seamstress my mother is,
but I have yet to mention that she is also a fantastic writer.
She was a teacher before she retired.
She taught language arts, reading, job training, religion, art
and she was even my school principal for a few years.
My mom has always expressed herself through writing
and when I turned 10, she decided she would write me a poem for my birthday.
The tradition stuck and when I turned 20, she wrote me another poem,
and yet one more when I turned 30. I'm well on my way to receiving my next poem.
Framing these treasures has been on my "Decorating To List" for years.
I finally got around to it last week.
I typed them up, put them in frames and hung them on the wall in my bedroom.
I love walking past them each day.
She had more to say with each decade.
I barely fit this last poem on one page.
I am not loving the frames after seeing these pictures.
They will work for now, but I will probably end up using something different.
I do, however, love what is in the frames.
They are hung in the hallway leading to our bathroom.
Just ignore the naked window. It will be addressed soon.
Here are the words of the poems.
My daughter will be 10 in July. She has already requested a special poem for her birthday.
Since I am not quite a poet, I had better start working on it now.
The giveaway is open until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2012.