A Tribute to my Mother


5″x7″ card and envelope

Poem by David L. Weatherford

Photos by Sharon Krushel


Front of card:

Your gentle guidance has immeasurably influenced
all that I have done, all that I do, and all that I will ever do.
Your sweet spirit is indelibly imprinted on all that I have been,
all that I am, and all that I will ever be.
Thus, you are a part of all that I accomplish and all that I become.
And so it is that when I help my neighbour, your helping hand is there also…


When I ease the pain of a friend, they owe a debt to you.
When I show a child a better way, either by word or by example,
you are the teacher once removed.
Because everything I do reflects values learned from you,
any wrong that I right, any heart I may brighten,
any gift that I share, or burden I may lighten,
is in its own small way a tribute to you.
Because you gave me life, and more importantly, lessons in how to live,
you are the wellspring from which flows all good I may achieve in my time on earth.

For all that you are and for all that I am,

Thank you, Mom.

Story on the back of the card:

This poem by child psychologist, Dr. David L. Weatherford, was featured in “Chicken Soup for a Mother’s Soul.” David also wrote the poem “Slow Dance”. You can find more of his inspiring words on his website davidlweatherford.com or by searching for “Great Quotes by David F. Weatherford” on the internet. Used by permission.