Dear Mom, copyright Linda Cunningham 1974 I just thought I'd drop you a line and tell you how much you mean to me. I know you must think I just took your love for granted and I wanted to tell you that I am sorry that I never told you before.... Thanks, Mom, for carrying me under your heart all these months, putting up with the million and one things all expectant mothers just "go through"....... Thanks for enduring whatever degree of pain you went through to bring me into this world. And Mom, I do appreciate you sitting up nights trying to figure out why I was crying, after you did your best to keep me dry, fed, and comfortable... and the 5,000 diapers a year, thank you for each one of them... and the teeth cutting period... I must have driven you out of your mind... I'm sorry. Now, too many years later, I thank you and I'm sorry I caused you so much pain, worry and headaches... and for all the sleep you lost. And Mom, thanks for all the love, attention, guidance, patience, and yes, the discipline. If I ever did anything to make you feel that you failed somewhere, don't blame yourself. I had to find out some things on my own. I only pray I find the wisdom to do as well with my children. Thanks, Mom, for doing all the right things at the right time and most of all... for being MY MOM. Your loving offspring.
This is a dedication to my Mother. ~Angels~ by Randy Travis Me and some of the boys were sitting around the other night Started talking about politics, religion, love and life And what a shame it was about 9/11 And what about hell and what about Heaven And is there or isn't there angels here on earth And then one guy said "Well you can take that for what it's worth If it's something I can see or something I can touch Well I might believe in all that stuff" So I just had to say to him Are you telling me that you've never seen an angel? Never felt the presence of one standing by? No robe of white No halo in site Well you missed the most obvious thing Man, are you blind? Just look in your mother's eyes. And then I said who went through the pain And smiled through the tears on the day of your birth? She counted your fingers and toes and thanked God you were whole Son you ought to know who loved you first, that's right And who always came running every time you cried out And how many more things have you forgotten about And who tried their best to teach you wrong from right And how many nights did she leave on the light While she waited and prayed that you came in And who'd be there for you right up to the end Think about it tonight. Are you telling me that you've never seen an angel? Never felt the presence of one standing by? No robe of white No halo in site Well you missed the most obvious thing Aww Man, are you blind? Just look in your mother's eyes Aww Man, are you blind? Just look in your mother's eyes That's right.
She won the beauty pageant.. 2007, where she dressed in Country:,
As "Miss Country Rose", sang a song, and played her harmonica.
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