Friday, May 11, 2012

Special: My Mommy Reads to Me

In honor of 

Mother's Day

I thought I would share my favorite quote:


"You may have tangible wealth untold:
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be ~
I had a Mother who read to me."

~Strickland W. Gillilan~
The Reading Mother


Being the mother of 4 incredible sons, I have always loved this quote but it became more meaningful for me with each passing year as I watched my sons grow into awesome young men! 

Most people may know the short verse above but many have never seen the whole poem. Since it is in public domain, I thought I'd share it here. 

I hope you enjoy it!


The Reading Mother


I had a Mother who read to me

Sagas of pirates who scoured the sea,

Cutlasses clenched in their yellow teeth,

“Blackbirds” stowed in the hold beneath.

I had a Mother who read me lays

Of ancient and gallant and golden days;

Stories of Marmion and Ivanhoe,

Which every boy has a right to know.

I had a Mother who read me tales

Of Gelert the hound of the hills of Wales,

True to his trust till his tragic death,

Faithfulness blent with his final breath.

I had a Mother who read me the things

That wholesome life to the boy heart brings

Stories that stir with an upward touch,

Oh, that each mother of boys were such.

You may have tangible wealth untold;

Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.

Richer than I you can never be --

I had a Mother who read to me.

~Strickland W. Gillilan~


It is my hope that whether you have a son or a daughter, this poem will touch your heart as it has touched mine and that you will enjoy many wonderful reading moments 

with your child

 and together as a family!


ENJOY!





20 comments:

  1. Cute post! love the picture of the little feet :)

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    1. Thank you, Ashley! It was nice of you to stop by and leave a comment. :o)

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  2. How lovely! I will be passing this on!

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    1. Thank you, Hardly Awkward. It is nice to hear that you will be passing it on. :o) Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to omment.

      I hope you have a lovely week!
      K

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  3. How beautiful. Thanks for the follow!!

    http://mommieagain.com and
    http://randomtipsonhealthyeating.com

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  4. HI - saw your note on Facebook and wanted to say hi and see that I just left you a message. Great blog!!

    Mommie...Again

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    1. Hi, Kim! It is so funny that I just left messages on both your blogs ~ not knowing that you owned them both. :o) how fun to make these connections!

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  5. Hi! I found you on Saturdays Hop! I love children's books. I am your newest follower. I love reading to my kiddos. Thanks for getting the word out there and inspiring more women...

    Follow back when you can!
    http://naptimeshopper.blogspot.com/

    Also, in the process of collecting blog hops for a new directory. The directory will be more active than just a list. I will be doing daily hop features and some promoting your the hops. Love to have you add your hops.

    http://thebloglogdirectory.blogspot.com/p/saturday.html

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    1. Hi, Julie! So happy you found my blog. I hope you enjoy your visit! Thanks for the follow. :o) I will be visiting your blog soon.

      Thank you so much for inviting me to list my Blog Hops in your directory. I will definitely do that as soon as possible.

      I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Take care!
      K

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  6. I agree with this poem, I started reading to my first baby while I was nursing her, and kept on with the next four (the last two I didn't get til they we're teens). My children are all awesome readers now (ages 28 to 13)and my oldest has passed it on to her baby's. Thank you for visiting my In My Garden blog, I'm following you back. Awesome blog you have!

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  7. Both poems are lovely. Thanks for sharing, and Happy Mother's Day

    Danielle @ Royalegacy

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  8. Hi,
    New follower from the blog hop please come follow me back :)
    http://lifewithtwinsandadramaqueen.com/

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  9. So true, about reading to your kids!! As a teacher and a mom I applaud this post :-)

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  10. convicts me to read more to my children! thanks:)

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  11. Great post. Thanks for linking up on Weekend Blog Walk. I hope you can join us again this week! Now following you.

    Jessica at @ Home Take 2
    http://athometake2.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the pictures of the tiny toes! So cute!

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  13. What a beautiful poem! Some of the sweetest times I have had with my son are when we read together.

    So glad to have found your blog - you have such cute ideas! I look forward to trying them with my little guy.

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    1. Hmm, I left my name but for some reason it didn't go through!

      Leanna @ alldonemonkey.com

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