A dozen white roses

A dozen white roses would have marked the day

With a vodka martini and two olives, “okay”?

Today we’d have danced and laughed loud with glee

Today it would seem we are both so pain-free

I still feel you with  me in the warmth of the sun

And together we’d marvel that you’ll soon be 91!

Your “face” you’d put on before leaving your room

And a little splash of Chanel – your favorite perfume

On the balcony we’d sit to admire the view

We’d talk of our lives and our family’s too

A good steak, baked potato, caesar salad – the feast

Or onion soup, escargot and shrimp salad – at least

Each birthday, occasion, celebration you’d mark

No way to forget special moments – re-mark!

Happy birthday, my Mother, accept these words though they’re few –

And a dozen white roses in Heaven from me … just for you

About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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15 Responses to A dozen white roses

  1. Gwen K says:

    Happy Heavenly birthday to a very fine woman.

  2. Alan Baglien says:

    Mom is still Mom, no matter what or where!

  3. This is so lovely. Well done.

  4. Dawna says:

    What a wonderful tribute to a very kind, supportive lady —- she is shining down on you

  5. Happy Birthday to your mom Stacey (sorry I’m a day late!). This was lovely.

    • inmycorner says:

      I kept picturing that doodle you did for me while I write this post.. Still one of the best gifts ever!

      • 😀 THAT makes me very happy! And I’ve got to get your next one done!!!!! (By the way do you want me to edit it with borders and such?)

      • inmycorner says:

        I will be visiting the hospital for my follow-up on Thursday of this week – and by the way – one of my surgeon’s is supposed to be appearing on the Ellen Degeneres show in the spring. Cool, eh? And I trust your judgement, Colleen! Whatever you think is best!

      • Oh let me know when. I LOVE ELLEN! 🙂 Okay, I will work on it this week. It shouldn’t take me too long. I like the one of you being lifted. Let me know if you want hair, face mask, or anything special like that as a identifying symbol or part of it. Or as part of the doctors. Or how many doctors specifically. 🙂 So prayers for Thursday! Coming up!

      • inmycorner says:

        Exciting – and I will let you know. You see, he is also a musician and just cut his second CD. Imagine. THe singing gyny! Spiked hair would be great – think that’s good. Two doctors, Colleen in particular – more but I don’t know who they were .. You are awesome.

      • Okay, if you want more specifics just email them to me. Spiked hair for you? 🙂 I like that!!

  6. RoSy says:

    Happy belated bday to your mom in Heaven

  7. Leah says:


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