Judy's Love Sonnet to Pearl
Mother.....do you remember the famous Elizabeth Barret Browning Sonnet “ how do I love thee ....let me count the ways”?
I must tell you how I love you.....
I love you for your happy buoyant... you... always positive and always joyful
I love the way you run to help others ... doing good deeds and kindness for those in need
I love your unbinding energy and dedication to a cause
I love you for your intelligence, your sharp wit and wonderful stories
I love you for your curiosity and wonderment of G-d’s creations and man’s accomplishments
I love you for your morality and upstanding citizenship
I love you for your determination and tireless efforts
I love you for your ability to create something from nothing
I love you for your creative projects........in sewing, cooking, theater and entertaining
I love you for your true friendships and loyalty
I love you for loving your family and always asking about each and everyone’s welfare
I love you for your laughter and jokes
I love you for remembering people’s good deeds and thanking the Lord for all the good that comes to you
I love you for loving the Jewish People and the Land of Israel which you visited so often bringing with you sacs of baby hats for all the newborns
I love your family’s praise of you....of your mothering and guidance and support you gave them
I love you for being Old Fashioned about good manners and relationships between people
I love you for your work effort ....your pure goodness and dedication to good causes
I love you for being measured and stable and steadfast in your ways
And how I love your honesty and courage to say what you believe in
Most of all I love you because you fill the world with light ....with purpose ....with goodness and love
You, mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and mother-in –law
How worthy you are and how beautiful your ways
Can we measure up to you mother.?........I think not.....because there is only one amazing, outstanding you!
We can only aspire to follow your dreams to better the world. to love more perfectly and to live a life as you have lived.
And that is the desire of all who know and love you.....to emulate our mother.
I love you and pray that you will know how powerful your influence .....how special a mother you are!