May 9, 2015

A Wedding Day Poem for My Mom in Heaven

It was thirteen days before my wedding.  I woke up that morning and I knew something was wrong but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.  I went through most of the day in a bit of a funk and I had no idea why.  I was quite happy the day before so where had this sudden sadness come from? It wasn’t until later that day when for no reason at all tears began to flow and the words, I miss you, Mommy came out of my mouth.

It was bittersweet planning my wedding without her by my side.  I knew how excited she would have been and the thought of her not being there on my special day hurt more deeply than I could ever explain. I admit I cried it out that day, and wrote her a little poem in anticipation of my wedding day.

Dear Mommy,
Today is my wedding day, the day you always wanted to see
Your presence would have meant the world to me.
You would hug me close, with tears streaming down your face
You’d say through your tears, “My baby’s getting married today!”

You’d gather us all together for a time of prayer,
Your powerful words of blessings would bring us all to tears.
Throughout the ceremony your smile would brightly shine,
While memories of my childhood flowed through your mind.

I miss you, Mommy you were my very best friend,
I’m ever so blessed that your presence once graced my life.
Today, I’m sure a tear or two will flow, but I promise you,
There will be much laughter and dancing as we celebrate this joyous day.

I love you Mommy! Thank you for all that you’ve done
For always being my number one fan.
I hope that our heavenly father will let you peek down from above,
To get a glimpse of your baby girl and the man that she loves.

Forever your baby,

 P.S Some tears did flow but they weren't by me.  I think I got it out of my system before the wedding:)

Happy Heavenly Mother's Day, Mommy!


  1. Hi Buradine! When I read the note on Google I thought that you were looking at your mother's passing as her wedding day. I'm so grateful that you were able to release your grief before your special day. You are precious and I'm sure our Heavenly Father pealed back the heavens for your mom to watch your special wedding day! Bless your sweet heart! Our Moms are precious are they not! I wish you the best ever day! Thank you for blogging this!

    1. Thank you for stopping by Susan and for your sweet comment. I brought me comfort to imagine my Mom being able to see my wedding day. I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day.

  2. Oh, bless your dear heart!!! This is just heart-wrenching. I am SO very sorry for your loss, and I trust God will wrap His loving arms around you each time those overwhelming moments of grief present themselves. He is a God Who comforts as a mother comforts. I know you miss your dear Mommy, and I believe she is watching down on you and is SO proud of the woman of God you have become. Congratulations on your recent wedding! You were a beautiful bride! I am so happy for you and thankful you stopped by my blog and left such sweet encouragement behind. It is SO nice to "meet" you! I look forward to many future visits together. God bless you, my new friend!!

    1. I'm so glad you stopped by Cheryl. It's lovely to make a new friend. Thank you for your sweet comment and congratulations. I love thinking that even in her absence I make my mom proud. I look forward to visiting your blog again. I found so much wisdom and encouragement there.


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