Never Forget

Never Forget

Happy Mother’s Day everyone!  As this day of celebration day approaches, I of course think about my sweet Mama, Ella Mae, or better known as Em.  She continued her journey to heaven seven years ago.  I miss her every day.  As the years move forward since her passing, I get so worried that I will forget things about her.  I really believe many of us are this way, we just do not come out and say it.  We all work really hard to move forward and try not to live in the past,  but I know deep in our hearts we yearn for so many of those things about our Moms.  I know I will always remember her, but I worry about the small things.  Her touch, her smile, her hugs, her laugh, her mad face, and I could go on and on.  I do not want to ever forget all of the small things that made her so very big to me.  I work really work hard at it by keeping pictures close and memories on the standby.  And I catch my children or grandchildren doing something just like she did!  Or I see myself in the mirror and I go “Oh!  I am just like Em!”!  Do not let this Mother’s Day go by without either being with your Mom or close to her.  If she has traveled on like mine, take this day to honor her in memories and stories.  What ever your situation, this is absolutely the day to celebrate these strong, amazing, warriors that raised us!  Celebrate them and their contributions to our lives!

Never Forget

I fear I will forget you.

Not who you are or were,

But the touch of your hugs,

Or the kiss on my cheek.


I know you are right here.

In my heart and soul,

But I miss your laugh.

I miss your touch.


The pictures remind me of our times.

Our smiles, our laughs, and our cries.

The many places we went,

And the times we shared.


I do not want to ever forget.

It is just the further away it gets,

The harder it is to remember.

To remember all your details.


The sound of your voice.

The sparkle in your eye.

Your hand upon my arm to soothe me.

The beautiful script of your handwriting.


The more steps I take away from your leaving,

The more faded the memories.

I really miss you so very much.

Tears fall upon the page as I try to remember.


You are in my inner being.

My heart beats only because yours did.

You go where I go,

And I remain with you in your soul.


I can still taste the special food you made.

The soft fabric you sewed for me

Seem to feel so close.

And the flowers you grew remain in my smile.


I so want to feel

You hold me during a thunderstorm.

Your support as you let go of me

When I swim or float.


Hope remains that I never forget.

As the time of your passing grows longer.

My yearns for you are greater,

But I know it is selfish.


I will never forget.

Even though it hurts to remember.

I know our times will return.

When our journeys parallel again.


Until then the pictures will keep me close to you.

My memories will soak in your touches.

You are in my heart.

Smiling and laughing with me.


I will never forget.

Lori Rennae Hickman Chapman

Never forget these wonderful women that made our lives so full and joyful!  Also, if you are a Mom, celebrate yourself!  You are giving to this world in ways you could never imagine.  Never forget these contributions that make us better than we could ever be!  Prayers and blessings during this great week!







2 thoughts on “Never Forget

  1. Sandie Riddle says:

    Hi Rennae, This is absolutely beautiful!Thank your for your creative posts and may you enjoy a blessed Mother’s Day! Sandie

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

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