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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Crazy 8's - Mother's Day Tanka


We nearly lost him-
On this day of mothering
I'm most reminded

He gave me red nail polish
and now we play crazy 8's


Thirteen and a half years ago my son was given a 5% chance of survival at birth but was experimentally treated and saved with the use of ECMO. Today he gifted me with a hand drawn card, a bottle of bright red nail polish, a $500 poker chip key ring, a strawberry scented candle and a bag of potato chips lovingly tucked inside a Lisa Simpson gift bag. He wanted to surprise me for Mother's Day so husband gave him $5 and his support worker took him to the local Dollar store. It might not seem like much to some, but it means the world to me.

This mom is going to be sporting some fancy smancy red hot toenails next week while dangling her housekeys from a snazzy looking $500 poker chip key ring. I suspect we'll share the potato chips later while watching an episode of The Simpsons on DVD.

2 comments:

twtusr said...

they said you're
a gifted mother
who have a son
give him a prayer
thanks to be a mother
--
tanka, isn't it?
i gave my mother a short messsage with waterlily flower photo on cellphone.
-twtusr

Savvyology said...

Thank you for sharing your words here with me.