When the Child Becomes the Parent

I first shared this on Mother’s Day 2017. Now that mom has passed, I share it for all of you caring for your elderly mothers. Total compassion and bless you for all you do to make your mom’s Mother’s Day, and every precious day, joyful and loving… 

She gave me life and delivered me, into this wondrous world
She took my hand and guided me, as the mysteries unfurled.
She taught me to be loving, and all the time she smiled
Now the child becomes the parent and the parent, the child.

She encouraged me to study, and learn all that I could
She taught me to be confident, while doing what was good.
She urged me to have faith, when life’s challenges beguiled
Now the child becomes the parent and the parent, the child.

She taught me to be compassionate, a most important teaching
She taught me loving kindness, her gift was future reaching.
As now she needs these back from me, as lost memories are filed
For the child has become the parent and the parent, the child.

–Victor Fuhrman ©

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