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Sharing the heartfelt stories in these songs helps us express – in unique and creative ways – the love we feel for our mothers, alive or passed. From a woman saying her last goodbye to her mother, to a husband simply telling the mother of his children that she is beautiful, these songs give us the opportunity to express what we love most about the important woman in our lives.
1. How Can I Help You Say Goodbye. Performed by Patty Loveless.
Lyrics to love: Sitting with Mama alone in her bedroom, she opened her eyes, and then squeezed my hand. She said, “I have to go now, my time here is over,” and with her final word she tried to help me understand. Mama whispered softly, “time will ease your pain, life’s about changing, nothing ever stays the same.”
2. Coat of Many Colors. Performed by Dolly Parton.
Lyrics to love: My coat of many colors that my Mama made for me. Made only from rags, but I wore it so proudly. Although we had no money I was rich as I could be, in my coat of many colors my Mama made for me.
3. I Hope You Dance. Performed by Lee Ann Womack.
Lyrics to love: I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean. Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens. Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance, and when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
4. In My Daugher’s Eyes. Performed by Martina McBride.
Lyrics to love: In my daughter’s eyes I can see the future, a reflection of who I am and what will be. Though she’ll grow and someday leave, maybe raise a family, when I’m gone I hope you see
how happy she made me. For I’ll be there in my daughter’s eyes.
5. XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl). Performed by Trisha Yearwood.
Lyrics to love: Slow dance, second chance, Mama needs romance (and a live-in maid). Fix the sink, mow the yard, it really isn’t all that hard (if you get paid). She used to tie her hair up in ribbons and bows, sign her letters with X’s and O’s. Got a picture of her mama in heels and pearls, she’s trying to make it in her daddy’s world. She’s an American girl.
6. I’ll Be. Performed by Reba McEntire.
Lyrics to love: When you forget how beautiful you are. I’ll be there to remind you. When you can’t find your way, I’ll find my way to you. When troubles come around, I will come to you.
7. She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful. Performed by Sammy Kershaw.
Lyrics to love: She don’t know she’s beautiful, never crossed her mind. She don’t know she’s beautiful, no she’s not that kind. She don’t know she’s beautiful, though time and time I’ve told her so.
8. You Can’t Lose Me. Performed by Faith Hill.
Lyrics to love: I am here and I will always be, just a wish away. Wherever you go, no matter how far, my love is where you are. You won’t be lost if you believe, you can’t lose me.
9. Hey Pretty Girl. Performed by Kip Moore.
Lyrics to love: Hey pretty girl you did so good, our baby’s got your eyes. And a fighter’s heart like I knew she would, hey pretty girl you did so good.
10. Don’t Take the Girl. Performed by Tim Mcgraw.
Lyrics to love: There’s going to be a little one and she says it’s time to go. Doctor says the baby’s fine but you’ll have to leave, ‘cause his Mama’s fading fast, and Johnny hit his knees, and there he prayed: “Take the very breath you gave me, take the heart from my chest. I’ll gladly take her place if you’ll let me, make this my last request. Take me out of this world, but please don’t take the girl.”
What songs do you love? Are there any others that you think celebrate mothers really well?
Nicholas Kania works in marketing for Cleveland, Ohio-based eFuneral, an online resource providing caregivers and those thinking about end-of-life with free, helpful information.
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Writing Your Own Eulogy - Do’s and Don’ts
Compiling your own eulogy is an important responsibility. It doesn’t need to be a somber occasion but we know sometimes emotions run high. It is important to give a positive, uplifting eulogy to stay appropriate to the occasion (Celebrating your life). If you focus on the positives and avoid the pitfalls, the eulogy will be a blessing to your friends and family in attendance.
This is the time to focus on the positive aspects of your life. People attend funerals out of respect – to honor the memory of the deceased. Stay focused on that when videoing your eulogy. Talk about your better qualities, accomplishments, your hopes for your loved ones . However, it is important to be honest. You can embellish if you want it to be a lighthearted eulogy. But sometimes, it is uncomfortable to hear things in a eulogy that you know are untrue (good or bad).
Loved ones want to be reminded of life, not its demise. Humor can be useful and a source of relief at a funeral. This is your chance to show your personality. Many times, humor can be unwelcomed, but hey, it is after all, your own eulogy!
Light-hearted memories and humorous stories can be appropriate, and it will lift up spirits in such a time of sorrow.
You can talk about whatever you wish, this is what everyone is expecting from you (and is part of the reason you are doing your own eulogy).
- Your funeral is the time to reminisce about wild outings or other funny stories that were meaningful and important to you throughout your life. This can also be the place to air grievances with an ex, relative or friend (after all, you will be dead! tell them exactly how you really feel!). Revealing intimate details about you that no one knew is also appropriate if that is what you wish.
Your own eulogy is a precious gift given to your loved ones. It is a much appreciated gift when you lift that burden from them, in such emotional time, and they will cherish it for years to come and remember you the way you want to be remembered.
We wish you a long and happy life, but don’t put it off, you’ll be glad you did it.
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