Everyone needs a little TLC

Terri Lynn Christiansen
This was one of my mom's new birthdays.

Saturday marked 3 years with out my hero. 3 years without my best friend. 3 years without my mom. I love this poem.

You can shed tears that she is gone

Or you can smile because she has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back

Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left

Your heart can be empty because you can't see her

Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday

Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember her and only that she is gone

Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back

Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

I miss you MOM.

It has been 3 years since I said goodbye.


Ashlee Christiansen said...

I don't even remember that picture! But we are all so cute! Thanks for the comment on mine. And that is fine that you linked mine to yours.
I love you

P.s. your hair looked cute yesterday and i forgot to tell you

Cindy n Orv said...


That is a great poem. It meant a lot to me to read it right now! I hope you can always have happy thoughts about your Mom and know that she is very happy with the way you have turned out!!!
Love you, Cindy

Amy said...

Such a sweet poem. I can imagine how much you miss her. I hope all continues to go well for your family.

Jenny and Jon said...

That's a great poem. It's been 18 years since I lost my mom.Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if she were still here, then I realize she probably wouldn't want me to dwell on the past but on the future.I also don't think it's fair to my step-mom and brother, I can't imagine my family without them they are so wonderful!I'm lucky to have such a great family! Cute picture too.

Cansas said...

I can't imagine what it's like to lose your mom. Your post makes me appreciate mine more!

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Jaynann said...


So sweet and emotional. I'm so sorry you lost your mom. I'm sure she misses you too.