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MOM ... I literally took it to mean Mother of Many

One Grandpa said to another Grandpa, "Have I  shown you pictures of my Grandkids?" and the other Grandpa replied, "No, and I thank you".

Warning...this is a transferware free post.  This post contains family content and photos.

~A special thanks to those who make me Mom, aka Mother of Many~ 

Dear God,

How could it be
that you would choose to choose me
to bring forth through your plans so utterly divine
these children you give
while saving the mother to be
now leaving her mark to pass on through all time?

©2001 Nancy Roberts

Dearest Mom, (aka Momma Jolene, Momma Jo...her name is Marilyn though)

Unto others, you offer such beauty,
So rare it is supremely divine
Both physical and inward being
Such treasures we seldom find.

Through spirit you have spoken
To me...which is also part of mine
And passed along these words I use
But until now, could never find.

And it is that I, through what I write
Pay tribute to my Mother and my mentor
For inbreeding in me- a want to be
One giving much of all that's in her.

©2001 Nancy Roberts

To Judy, my Mother in law....and Jim to, my Father in law...

For your son, my life's dearest and true love,
I thank you both immensely; with gratitude I impart:
Raising this man, to be every man for me,
I say thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

©2001 Nancy Roberts

Dear Michael, Ethan, Jonah, Kalyn, Trevor & Ashton 

But to see the smiles
On each ever enchanting face
Leaves me caught in a moment
I wish never to replace-
For such joy they bring
To my inward souls being-
A sacred home I've created
Through all I am seeing.
Please continue to show love
Through each precious smile
And leave not my hearts home,
No, not even for a while.

©2001 Nancy Roberts

aka NOT Mike and Michael Michael

aka EE and Ethan Bobeathan

aka JoJo and Jonah Babonah

aka KK, Queen Kalyn and KK-McShmayshmay

aka Trevmeister which we shortend to The Meist,  and Trevalina  (he has been known to dress as a cheerleader on Halloween and has plans to dress next year as Trevalina the ballerina...gotta admit the kid has some gonads to do that...)

aka Fashion Ashton, Ashtonista, Ashtonelli, Angel Ashton, Tenashton (she's quite tenacious)

And to my love, Shawn aka Sherman, Shermella, Clark (Griswold), Swan, and dubbed Yawnie by his sister since childhood

Times are many when I feel lost,
But you pick me up and prove me found.
You speak to me with your eyes,
Knowing you need not make a sound.
You let me be me and love me for me,
And to you I am willingly bound.
Living it through, my life with you,
Together we stand on unshaken ground.

©Nancy Roberts 03/1986

Thank you all for making me a Mom.

Vintage me aka Nance, Nannerbee, and Mom (Mother of Many)

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  1. Oh Nancy, how beautiful.

    Happy Mother's Day.

    - The Tablescaper

  2. Family is so important, and you have a lovely one. Thank you for sharing them with us this Spiritual Sunday. Have a very happy Mother's Day, Mother of Many :)

  3. Nancy, they're all gorgeous! Have a blessed happy day full of family and laughter
    xoxo Pattie and Allie

  4. Happy Mother's Day. Thank you for sharing pictures of your beautiful family.

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your family is just beautiful and the poems..ahhh, I love them. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.
    Enjoy, Dana

  6. What a lovely family! Happy Mother's Day!

  7. What a beautiful post and tributes of love to all in your life. I adore your photo's.
    You reflect the love of God in you life.
    Keep shining always.What an INSPIRATION you are. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY from Australia

  8. You are the Mother of Many! And, your family is so beautiful!

    I hope that you have a wonderful Mother's Day,

    P.S. I love the nick-names. Our family has many, and very silly. -Oh, and I have a nephew named Jonah that we call "Jo Jo Beware" No reason why...

  9. Nancy, Such a beautiful post and tribute to your family. Your kids are adorable!

  10. That is a very sweet tribute and so personal.Thanks for sharing it with us Nancy..I loved your poem to mother-in-law and hubby especially. Wow, 5 kids..I have three, and one step-son..but was one of three growing up as a kid!
    And you were an adorable little girl!

  11. Thank you for sharing your family and your poetry with us. All are beautiful! God bless and Happy Mother's Day!

  12. What a beautiful family - you are blessed. Your poetry is beautiful as well. The picture of your mother reminds me of Princess Grace!

  13. YI love the grandpa's joke. You have an adorable family, starting with your Mothers onto the kids. All are looking pretty and lucky. And you made such gorgeous poems.
    Have a blessed Mother's Day.
    Greetings, Johanna

  14. you got a great family. Happy Mother's Day

  15. Wow, look at all of your beautiful people! Amazing post, and happy happy Mother's Day to you, sweet one.

  16. Happy Mother's Day.
    Lovely "tour" of your family.

  17. I love that Mother of Many! Your tribute to your family touched my heart.
    Happy Mother's Day,

  18. Thank you for sharing this whole, wonderful Mom's Day post!
    My daughter's name is Kalyn, spelled the same as yours!
    Happy Mom's Day to you!

  19. What a wonderful post, Nancy! Your family is beautiful, inside & out. You are truly blessed!
    Happy Mothers Day!

  20. What a wonderful tribute to your beautiful family! Wow, I thought I had a lot of kids, but you have me beat! We do nicknames too in our family, and they have evolved and morphed over time. Also, I'm a Jolene too! As in Delores Joleen....Thanks for sharing Nancy. Have a wonderful Mother's Day with your family.

  21. What a wonderful post. Just perfect for Mother's Day. Thank you for sharing. Happy Mother's Day.

  22. What a great post, I love all of the photo's. Your family is just gorgeous I'm sure by all those smiles that you had a wonderful mother's day. Take Care, Carrie

  23. Loved your post, Nannerbee from "Nanner"!

  24. What a lovely post Nancy...and your poetry is exquisite! It brought tears to my eyes. You have a beautiful soul, and a beautiful are so very blessed. I hope your family spoiled you silly on Mother's Day and that your day was as wonderful and special as you are! *Hugs*


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