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Story ID:4400
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:In Memory
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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Eulogy for a Mother

A mother is precious, companion to a
husband, care-giver to her children, full
of love, arms surrounding like a
blanket dipped in goodness.

Some would contest this opening
overview; others may consider the
characterization as frivolous. However
we know from experience the first sentence
is true.

Growing older develops wisdom and we
learn to read between the lines. To understand
is to evoke living truths which finally
overtake us.

Remembering words of feeling such
as “You will know the love of a
parent when you become one.” And
sadly the years pass swiftly before
the statement becomes valid.

Mom, we know you were not perfect,
yet who is so? You tried so hard to
be there for us and we thank you. We
now know how much you loved us.

We shall miss you until we meet again.

© Richard L. Provencher 2008

{for Mom – Mildred Provencher 1921-2008}

Richard & Esther Provencher are pleased to announce their Fantasy adventure novel, “Into the Fire” is now available. Two other books, “Someone’s Son” a Young Adult novel, and “Footprints” a family Fiction novel, are also listed among the selections at: www.synergebooks.com. The above novels can be ordered directly from this Publisher. Ebooks: $5.98 US and CD-Rom: $6.50 US.