Never The Breadwinner

She was never the breadwinner
She only made the bread
She could have been noteworthy
But she raised some kids instead.
Her name was never chiseled
On a granite obelisk
But her mother’s love lives on inside
The family she kissed.
She was a simple woman
She owned no jewelry
She never had her nails done
She sparkled naturally.
She had no corner office
No 9-5 for pay
Her skillet and her sweeper
Kept her busy through the day.
When times were tough
She’d take a job
Work fingers to the bone
She’d waitress at a diner
Then she’d waitress back at home.
She juggled husband, boy and girl
Kept everyone in line
She needed nothing in return
A smile suit her fine.
She passed away, long time ago
I wish I’d known her more
She wasn’t someone famous
Just my grandma we adored.

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  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...about 3 years ago

    Beautiful words and tribute to a loved Grandma, Ainsley, and wonderfully written x

  • Wow!!! Thank you so much for your incredibly lovely comment! You made my day. :) I wish you all the best.

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • Aggpup
    Aggpupabout 3 years ago

    Great tribute, some say my mother never worked – I say she never had a job yet worked harder & longer than my father ever did

  • Your mom sounds marvelous. Thanks so much for your wonderful comment!!!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully written. Brought tears to my eyes. One of my grandmother’s passed away in May and this sounds much like her life as well. So sweet of you to write this! Wonderful work, my friend!

  • Wow. Thanks so much for your beautiful comment. I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved grandma. She must have been so proud of you and your incredible, amazing talents and warm, wonderful heart.

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • ANNA MCALISTER
    ANNA MCALISTERabout 3 years ago

    Lovely tribute. My grandmother passed away recently and I she raised three girls and worked a traditional job. Sacrificed so much for her family, but was repaid tenfold in love.

  • I’m so very sorry to hear of your heartbreaking loss. Your grandma sounds sensational. How fortunate you shared such a wonderful bond with each other. Unfortunately, my grandma passed away when I was 5. What I knew of her was mostly passed down memories from my mother. If only I’d known her personally…

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully written! Wonderful tribute!

  • Thank you sooooo very much!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • brucecharles77
    brucecharles77about 3 years ago

    Great words.

  • Thank you!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyabout 3 years ago

    Touching and well done.

  • Thanks so much!!!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • tunna
    tunnaabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful tribute Ainsley.Thankyou for sharing it with us.

  • Thanks so much!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • winnie61
    winnie61about 3 years ago

    awww so beautifully sweet

  • Thank you so much!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 3 years ago

    wonderful tribute to your granny Ainsley

  • Thanks so much!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

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