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If You Ask Me Why I’m Grateful

If you ask me why I’m grateful
After all that I’ve been through
I’d have to smile and tell you, love
It’s all because of you.

If you ask me why I’m laughing
Even though I work so hard
I’d turn to wink and whisper, boy
I love your playing in the yard.

If you ask me why I’m happy
Yet my prayers seem unfulfilled
I’d stop and shake my head, dear
Life with you is such a thrill.

If you ask me why I’m blessed
While chasing hard my dream
I’d wrap my arms around you, son
Singing, “There’s magic in a moonbeam.”

Again, if you ask me why I’m grateful
It’s really simple to see
My best life began
The day you came to be.

Love, Mom

Until next time-



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This Poem is one of my original mom poems.  Copyright by Catherine Hughes.  No reproduction without written permission.

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About Catherine, the redhead mom blogger

Catherine’s hopes to make this blog a safe place for thyroid sufferers to come laugh and share the funnier side of thyroid disease while raising awareness around the world. She is a published author, known for her humorous speeches on finding your dream life and blogging for fun and profit. Catherine writes about her dream life at, 8 Women Dream and several online marketing publications. She would also like to be invited to speak at TED about her observations. Catherine posts on M/W/F. Join me on Google+ rapieress@aol.com

9 Responses to If You Ask Me Why I’m Grateful

  1. Much More Than A Mom July 14, 2007 at 2:14 pm #

    That’s incredibly sweet!

  2. Christy July 14, 2007 at 4:18 pm #

    Hi Catherine! That is an absolutely beautiful poem! I wanted to let you know that you are Coffee Break’s reader of the day so your link will be at the top of the blog until tomorrow.

    Thanks and I hope you are enjoying the weekend! :)

  3. Karen Dunsmuir July 14, 2007 at 8:34 pm #

    I am a long time reader who followed you over from AOL. Your poetry is my favorite and I wish you would write more poems.

  4. Patty G July 15, 2007 at 2:53 am #

    Your son is adorable!

  5. Shinade July 15, 2007 at 5:18 am #

    Absolutely so lovely…it must be in the air this week…I wrote about my kids just yesterday. I think I’ve famed you..if not I will check tom. Pam is here now … she just had her last week with Bill. I think she wanted some mommy time…I guess they never get too old to want mama. You should see the video love message she made tonight…I posted it. He will be over there now pretty quick…it’s hard on both of them..they really do have a true love affair. Oh well-hell-came to comment on your site and talked about me. Well you know what they say about us blonds. Great post my friend…very touching!~jackie

  6. David July 15, 2007 at 11:33 am #

    You scared me to death with that cold cream and curly picture at the top of the page Redhead. I thought it was my second wife and that you had joined forces! What a scary thought I would have no defense!!!

  7. Pendullum July 16, 2007 at 4:53 pm #

    Beautifully written…
    I have often thought children are gifts we give each other… and by raising them we give them as gifts to the world…

  8. MorganLighter July 16, 2007 at 11:58 pm #

    Catherine – What a lovely poem. What a handsome son you have, you are so blessed. Take care.

  9. Catherine, the redhead July 18, 2007 at 12:39 am #

    Thank you all for you comments … and Penduliium – how do you know I’m not?
    Catherine, the redhead

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