Trifecta – ‘Grace’

Prompt: On to this week’s one-word prompt, where this week’s word is:

GRACE (noun)

  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words. 
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post. 
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response. 
I’m writing a short preamble to my entry.  I never do this but just this time.

I once thought I’d write a book although have since realized it is not within me to do so, but I thought it would be of our family, and emphasizing the woman,  ‘my mother’ who raised us. There were 10 of us and unfortunately she didn’t receive much help from our father for reasons I won’t go into. I have written much of her in the past, because she worked so hard for so long, but I felt she always had such a ‘grace’ in her being and near the end of her life I believe she lived…in an ‘Age of Grace’ which would have been the title to my book. Here is my humble submission albeit an amateur level poem.

She smiled at me with certain love

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My Mother with the ten of us.. I am the youngest

I rested in her care

The moments and the days went by

She had so much to bear..

 

Many children now totaling ten

To love and to protect

She worked so hard each day because

That’s what one would expect.

 

As years went by, she seldom rests

There was so much to do

Her strength ne’er waned, she carried on

Her loved remained as ever true.

 

Then came a time which always does

As older she became

Her family now had to learn

To look after her the same..

 

They helped her as she realized

Old age she had to face

But all her children saw in her

Was this woman full of grace.

35 thoughts on “Trifecta – ‘Grace’

        • I haven’t been on Trifecta much ..it has not been a good summer but too long to explain..health issues..BUT did have a good trip to Aruba for anniversary and it was wonderful.. How did you remember that? Anyway thank you for good wishes sent… Diane

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          • Oh,am sorry to hear tht-health issues really get to one-hope you feel better soon Diane!So happy to hear that your long awaited trip went on smoothly and u had a good time-memories forever:-)I remember cos you had told me and possibly the love u share with your hubby and all the trials and tribulations stuck in my mind-so I did remember :-)Am glad I did ,u tc & God Bless xx

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