Sunday, May 12, 2013

My Mother Kept A Garden by shelby Amaral Schapiro

My Mother kept a garden,
a garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
that gave my life it's start.
She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self-esteem...
And when the winds and rain came,
she protected me enough-
But not too much because she knew
I'd need to stand up strong and tough.
Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong-
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long.
I am my Mother's garden.
I am her legacy-
And I hope today she feels the love
reflected back from me


Kimberly Debroah Schmidly said...

most 2014 students are born in

1991 (Yang/Goat/Sheep/Wei)

1992 (Monkey/Hou/Shen),

a few such as Sheng was born in

1993 (Rooster/Ji/Gong Ji/You),

some in 1994 as


Kimberly Debroah Schmidly said...

Happy Mother's Day.

Stephany ChuBB Hudson said...


Sandy Ottino Mantiny said...

amazing impacts from the names and images.

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Melinda Peony Bona said...

thoughtful ...bless your weekend.

Silverfox PeruMalei Jolie said...

lovely 2014 students and more.

Iremonger Doorbell Pickens said...

good luck to everyone.

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Virginia Barefoot Hargis said...

keep encouraging and inspiring.

Roessel Morton Nicholas said...

keep it up,

goats, sheep, monkeys, dogs, roosters, hens, rabbits, rats, ox, tigers, snakes, horses, dragons.