Papa says I look just like mama ..
I am Mama’s image when friends see me..
Grandma says I remind her of mama..
Grandpa says my courage is just like mama’s..
Auntie thinks of me as her friend; just like she did with mama..
Uncle Musa sees mama in the way I talk..
Like mama, I laugh; so they say..
Like mama, I am brave;so they say..
Like mama, I am forgiving; so they think..
Like mama, I love to cook;so they think..
Like mama, I am soft spoken;so they say..
Like mama, I am fearless;so they believe..
Like mama, I love real heard..
Like mama, I cry even harder..
Like mama, they say I am growing up to be…..
By Susan McMillan
Dedicated to my late mama; a woman that I know loved me
67 thoughts on “Like mama..”
Lovely. Made me smile. 🙂
I am so happy that it made you smile. It’s the best feeling if someone gets to smile💞. Have a blessed day.
Lovely. Made me smile. 🙂
Exceptional, story like and uplifting – thank u! RTd on Twitter 🙂
You are most welcome sir. Thank you very much for your kindness 💞
Aww this is sweet. Mama must have been a lovely, wonderful warm woman. Beautiful tribute.
Thank you my dear. I was only 3 when she passed on. I just know her through others;but I have been told she was beautiful person inside and out💞
Beautiful post. Your Mama would be very proud reading this I’m sure 🙂
Thank-you Carly. I have enjoyed reading your story. Thank you for sharing your life with us. I will be 32 this June…. Seeing your age shows we are age mates💞
Thank you for reading my story 🙂 …well, we are nearly age mates – I’m 35 next month – but that’s nearly the same as 32 isn’t it?! 😉
32 and 35 are absolutely the same in our age group 😉💞
That’s what I thought 🙂
so sweet! ❤
Thank you sis
I love this poem! That’s wonderful many family members can tell you about your mom.💗
Thank-you. It’s beautiful to get to know my mother through words of those that knew her.
Beautiful. Very touching.
Thank you my dear
So beautiful .. I adored my Mum, I just wish I was more like she was. Thanks for sharing
Thank-you Julie. I am sure you you are beautiful inside and out as you💞
Part of your mother lives on. I grieve for you that you didn’t grow up with her.
Thank-you Anne. God has been so gracious to me and given me so many amazing women over the years that have loved me and guided me as my own mother would have. As an adult, I have had the blessing of the best mother in-law; She is more of a mother to me than a mother in-law. Infact I call her mom and she treats me like her own.
Marvelous! I’m sure you are a blessing to her, too.
Be the best clone you can be of mama..
our mama is always our hero
Thank you very much for your kindness.
Nice to meet you, Susan.
Nice to meet you too Pattisj. Thank you so much for stopping by.
Lovely post. 🙂
Beautifully written, Susan 🙂
Thank-you so much my dear💞
Thank you so much for the visit and following! You seem to have a very handsome family and some good things to share! May the Lord bless you…
Such a loving tribute to your Mama! From your poem it is so easy to see that she was “Beloved”. And from your family’s response to you it is easy to see that you too are beloved by them and your husband and family. I loved your photo on your About Statement too. Really loved reading this since my wife/Soulmate lived through a similar experience of losing her Mom at 4 and learning of her through her family. She experienced alot of what you wrote about. Thanks so much for sharing! I’m looking forward to the “ride” with you. And thank you for visiting and following my blog. I appreciate you spending time with me there!
Thank-you so much for your kind words. And bringing happy tears. Much love to your wife. I am looking forward to reading more on your blog as well and daily learning from your wisdom. Thank you again and again.
Very moving. At 85 I still dream very often about my mom.
At 85💞. That is very beautiful. I believe a mama is a very special being in one’s life even though I never had the joy of experiencing that in my own life. I am thankful that she carried me for 9 months and held me as a baby💞
While I feel sorry that you lost your motherat a very young age I find you to be a very brave young lady. May God
always be with you.
Thank you so much my friend. Stay blessed💞
Such a touching write!
Thank you Christy💞
Hi Susan, sorry that you mom passed away when you were three. I think she is still alive! She lives through you! Beautiful poem to that evidence! Early happy 10th anniversary (in June)! *¨*•♥•*¨*
Thank-you so much for your kind words💞.
You’re very welcome! You surely have God’s favorite on your side!!
You have a unique way of weaving poems… excellent. I am happy to follow you😀
Thank-you so much for your kind words and taking time to read 💞
I loved it very much😀
Lovely , moving , sweet….
I lost my mama when I was 9… So I know what you mean!……….
Thanks for the follow , I’ll also follow your blog!
Thank-you my dearest 💞. It’s always good to know that some understands the way I feel mostly about not having a mama out there. I look forward to reading more on your blog. Thank-you for stopping by 💞
Incredibly beautiful! So honest, without frills and deep.
Thank you so much my dearest sister 💞
You are more than welcome Susan.💞
A lovely tribute to your mother. Such a pity that you didn’t get to know her well.
Thank-you my friend. 💞
This is such a beautiful poem😌
Thank-you my friend 😁
A fine tribute to a mom. I miss my parents every day.
Thanks for the follow!
Lovely. And you will pass those qualities on to your little ones.
Love it! It so reminds me of my Mama and me… 🙂
Thank-you Bette. I am happy you are reminded of that special bond.💞
Loved this, and your mama would have loved it too.
First thank you for following my little blog and liking a post about er, um a post, well a post with a sign on top of it anyway.
Waht was so nice about you following my blog is that I got to see yours and read your brilliant poem about your Mama.
Mama’s are so very important aren’t they. Mine left this earth nearly 40 years ago when I was still young, but there isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t think of the precious time my brothers and I shared with her.
There were just the five of us, my Mum was a single Mum with children from different fathers in a time when that was rewarded by a brick through the window, in the ’emlightened’ UK. But we stuck together.
She struggled and wore herself out looking after us, outlived a son who was 13, something that should never happen to a parent, but saw the rest of us become very successful and would have been proud of us if we didn’t.
Actualy I am writing a book and movie about a Mother and Daughter it’s aimed at 8-13 year old girls and so far it seems to be coming along well so it was great to read your post.
I will continue to read more when I get the chance, until then, thank you again for following me and for your lovely writing.
This is a really lovely portrait and tribute to your mother (and you! and family!). For me though, the most powerful line in the poem is “Like mama, I am forgiving; so they think…” Not because it suggests that you may not always be forgiving – but because this is where you break surface in the poem and add another deeper layer.
Rhythm in Life is a lovely blog. It sounds like you and mama know how to love and are enjoying the fortune that brings. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Love you poem. Thanking for following me and liking some of mine.
Thank-you Anne. Hugs💞
Sorry autobots made wrong spelling! Thank you!
No worries my dear it happens to everyone ❤