We’re coming up on Mother’s Day and we figured we’d put together a little old-school 5 song salute to all you moms out there. Washington Irving said:
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”
In the most sincere way possible we say thanks to all the moms and I’d especially like to say to my mom, “I love you.” Here we go with our tribute and we hope that all you mothers out there are surrounded by even half of the love that most of you have shown to your children and family on your day.
Dolly Parton “Coat of Many Colors”
“And oh I couldn’t understand it for I felt I was rich. And I told them of the love my momma sewed in every stitch. And I told ’em all the story momma told me while she sewed. And how my coat of many colors was worth more than all their clothes.”
Merle Haggard “Mama Tried”
“And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole. No one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried. Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading, I denied. That leaves only me to blame ‘cos Mama tried.”
Emmylou Harris “Calling My Children Home”
“I gave my all for my dear children, their problems still with love I share. I’d brave life’s storm, defy the tempest to bring them home from anywhere. I lived my life my love I gave them, to guide them through this world of strife. I hope and pray we’ll live together in that great glad hereafter life.”
Bruce Springsteen “The Wish”
“I remember in the morning, ma, hearing your alarm clock ring. I’d lie in bed and listen to you gettin’ ready for work, the sound of your makeup case on the sink. And the ladies at the office, all lipstick, perfume and rustlin’ skirts. And how proud and happy you always looked walking home from work.”
Iris Dement “Mama’s Opry”
“And nothing on this Earth is half as dear to me as the sound of my Mama’s opry.”
I’ll let Lacey Buchanan (pictured above) close this post out to sum up what a mom’s love is all about. She made this following clip about her son Christian Buchanan who was born disabled.