This week as I watched the various world news reports I began to think about what it might be like to live in one of the many war torn countries in this world. I am grateful for the democracy set up by our founding fathers and for the freedom provided by our soldiers in action. As we enjoy this beautiful holiday weekend, I hope none of us forget the loss experienced by thousands of families who have mourned the death of father, brother, sister, mother, and others in the pursuit of freedom here and abroad. I think I can speak for all of our Lovin' fans and certainly for our staff when I say "Thank you! Thank you for your sacrifices. Thank you for the Christmas dinners with empty seats left by soldiers protecting us or that died doing so. Thank you for what you've endured, for what you give up, and for being true American Patriots."
We will be giving out 50 certificates for Lovin' Scoopful Ice Cream this weekend. If you or someone in your household is in the military, email TamaraGordy@LovinBrands.com and I'll sent it ASAP! Have a Lovin' Memorial Day!!!!
Friday, May 6, 2011
(A Poem by DezaRay Mons to her Mother)
Thank You Mom
I know how often I took you for granted
when I was growing up.
I always assumed you'd be there
when I needed you...
and you always were.
But I never really thought about what that meant
till I got older and began to realize
how often your time and energy were devoted to me.
so now, for all the times I didn't say it before,
thank you, Mom...I love you so very much!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
I've met hundreds of Mothers over the years
And one thing I've found to be true
There is no mother, near or far
That holds a candle to YOU
You were Mother, Father, Counselor, Friend
And never once did I hear you complain
That you never had enough time for yourself
I think I would have gone insane
The fussing, the fighting, the "He pulled my hair"
"I want this", "I want that", "Why can't I do what I want?"
With patience you stuck to your guns and your rules
And never showed the stress when we fought
I look back at those years when we didn't have much
Garage sales to buy most of our clothes
Making Macrame' hangers to buy he week's meat
And three kids covered with dirt head to toe
We cleaned ourselves up, always made it to church
With your help we presented quite well
If there's anyone now that questions the job that you do
Well quite frankly they can just go to... (um...)
Thank you for all the hard work you put in
To forming three very unique kids
If there's one thing I hope for in all of the world
It's that I'll do half as well as you did
I love you Mom.
There are so many grandmothers, we all have one or more I guess
There are Mima's, Granny's, Grandma's and such
But only one that can ever be called "My Nannie"
She's MY Grandmother and She is the best
Her eyes twinkle brighter than old Saint Nick
Her smile is as warm as the sun
And if there's a person on Earth I wish more to be like
I know right now she is the one
My Nannie has a halo that no one can see
She has wings so glorious too
No one can see them but me I believe
But I assure you it's no less true
She never is cross, always happy to see us
Never has an expectation big or small
She just wraps her wonderful arms around you
And looks over every one of our faults
My Nannie is forgiving and loyal and kind
She'll do anything for you she can
My Nannie is such a great person you see
Every thing's alright with a touch of her hand
I have to say that the one problem she has
Is that she can't see how great she has been
My Nannie can't see how special she is
She' My Angel, My Nannie, My Friend.
There's another woman in my husband' life
That he's loved even longer than me
She has held him and loved him as the years have gone by
And she's part of our life for eternity
She taught him to be loyal, she taught him to be kind
She helped him see right from wrong
She's a very special woman, my Mother-In-Law
And the list of things she's done for us is long
She's been there when we had trouble to give us a hand
She watched the kids without ever a grumble
This mother is loving and gentle and kind
And has always been very humble
She doesn't ask for anything
She gives more than she gets I am sure
My Mother-In-Law's a wonderful grandmother too
And her love for the kids is so pure
My Mother-In-Law isn't thanked enough
Her gestures so oft' overlooked
So today I want her to know in her heart
She's much more than a wonderful cook
She taught us lessons in life we wouldn't otherwise learn
And helped us see past all the mess
She's very dear to our hearts, this Mother to Brian
Having her in our life, we know we are blessed.
We would love to add your mother's day poems. Post them or email them to TamaraGordy@LovinBrands.com and let us know whether we can use your name or not! Thanks, and Happy Mother's Day!