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My 4 Roses

By Dawn Oswald


You are my 4 lovely roses

As the petals of the roses fall on the ground

It is not the end but the beginning of your life adventures

The first petal falling represents your life

I planned that seed years ago

I watered you

I feed you

I cloth you

I gave you life

I watched you grow

I heard your first words

I saw your first steps

I even heard your first cuss word

I watched you get on the school bus for the very first time

I took you to your practices

I bandage you up when you were hurt

I helped you through your sprains, strains, and surgeries

I took you to school plays and church functions

As you entered middle school, I watched you grow more and more each day

I bought you bigger clothes as you grew

I bought you that puppy you had to have

As you entered high school, I helped you overcome your nerves

You stayed strong and brave, I taught you well

I bought you that first car and taught you how to drive- what was I thinking?

I bought you, your first prom dress, how beautiful you were

I was there for you all the way

Through the peer pressures of life

You all made me so proud, you all 4 graduated from high school

As the petal continued to fall you continued to grow and warm my heart


For you are my children

I love you

I need you

I gave you the bases of life

I guided your spirits early in life

I saw you grow with God

You are blessed my children

You have me and I have you


For I am here for all of you

I will always be here for you, even after I am gone

For you are my roses, a rose of life, my children

May the petals of the rose keep falling as you grow


I am proud of you joining the marines

I am proud of you getting your first job

I am proud of you for going to college and/or trade school


How you tried the military, but realized your health and well being is more important

The fact you tried is what is important

Proud you got accepted

I am proud of all my 4 roses

I am so happy you have your own children

I am a proud grandparent

Now I can watch your seeds grow

I look forward to the rest of my life to watch you all grow and shape your own lives

As your mother I am so proud of you

Continue to grow and continue to let your petals fall

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