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I think back on this day five years
ago
It was the year Oregon got mountains
of snow
I remember it was Christmas day
It was one of my good days I
wasn't drunk and sleeping the
day away
I was preparing Christmas dinner,
watching as family started to gather
Not knowing today would be where
my life was shattered
My daughter pulled me to the side
and whispered to me
"I have something to tell you and please
don't be angry"
I was scared at what the secret might
be
But I knew it had to be serious if
she wanted to talk with me
privately
"Go ahead and spit it out Aspen", I said
agitated
"Mom please don't be mad", she said
sounding a bit frustrated
She hesitated before she said, "I'm
pregnant".
Tears rolled down my face as I said,
"so, you're telling me your expecting"?
She nodded as she started to cry
Even though I was disappointed I hugged
her tight until her tears ran dry
It was the happiest and saddest day
of my life, all in one
Happiest because I'm to be a grandma,
saddest because my daughter was so young
Four years later and my grandbaby is the
pride and joy of my life
That snowy Christmas morning I received
the best surprise

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Like the writing of this poem. Very creative, keep up the good work.

steffenmary574@yahoo.com
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Thank you

Nbonner
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I said this to another writer about a poem they wrote. You have a lot you can write about in your life. I think have read some of your poems and, if I may say, you could fill a book, for sure. Have you ever thought of writing a book, such as a...

I said this to another writer about a poem they wrote. You have a lot you can write about in your life. I think have read some of your poems and, if I may say, you could fill a book, for sure. Have you ever thought of writing a book, such as a memoir? :-)

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