A Gift of Roses for Mother's Day
.written by Rita Bennett,  May 2015
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Hello Mothers everywhere!  It’s time for you to be honored. You deserve it!

In the Fifth Commandment, God says, “Honor your father and your mother that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God gives you” (Exodus 20:12 KJV-MOD).

In our busy lives, it’s important that we have “Mother’s Day” to remind us to take time to visit or call our mother and say, “I love you Mom.” And if you can take her to lunch or send her a corsage that would be great.

My mother is in Heaven now. The year of her death, Dennis and I had sent her a dozen red roses. Her response was to write a poem to thank us.  

A Gift of Roses
by Loretta Ellen Jesse-Reed

Twelve crimson roses came today
From son and daughter far away.
Each one was perfect as their love for me
A rose so sweet and I can see,
The wonderful souls so true,
Deep inside of you.

“A rose is a rose.”  
A rose with a soul so true
For I have waft the perfume 
Of the soul of a rose.

Tender days have flown too fast
When all the children have gone at last.
Each one a chosen profession on life’s path,
But fond memories I hold dear.
When crimson roses in the garden path appear,
I shall know, dears, that your love is near.

Just a twinkle of an eye away
My love forever will stay.
When I see the Crimson Rose
With the fragrance of the soul.
In that perfect day.
Not far away but near, 
My Dears to you I will be
When the Sweet Rose of Sharon I see.

“Treasures From an Oak Chest” by Rita Bennett, 2003

Here she was speaking of her heavenly journey she would one day take and not many months from writing her poem. With the titles Crimson Rose and Rose of Sharon, mother was speaking of meeting her Lord, Jesus Christ.

                                                                                            Wishing you my best, Rita 
3 year-old Rita 
sits with her mother