Happy Mother's Day to every mom out there. There is only one day a year made for us, so enjoy it for every last second :-) I wanted to share a little poem I wrote for my own mom.
My first memory of my dear, sweet mother
Is of her tucking me in, pulling up my cover
And off I went to sleep each night
With memories of her arms around me tight.
As I started to grow, she picked me up,
She cleaned my scrapes and put juice in my cup
She broke up fights between my sister and I
And helped with my homework as each year would go by.
She took me to skating and told me I was “good”
Even when my spiral didn’t look as it should
She encouraged me to read, and to fill my potential
To do well in school and earn any type of credential.
As time ticked by, I became a moody little bitch
From a cute little girl, that had been quite a switch
But that sweet mother, she loved unconditionally
She stuck it out, she always cared so traditionally.
Then she waved goodbye as I left on my way
To go to school in
We were both very scared, but little did she know
That all she had taught me had prepared me to go.
I blossomed and learned to own my actions
To not worry what others thought, or need their reactions
To be true to my self, and loyal to friends
Has gotten me further than following trends.
But it wasn’t until I myself found a man
And married him out near the beach and the sand
And started a family of my very own
That I truly appreciated how fast time has flown.
Now that I have three babes in my nest
My own sense of motherhood is put to the test
The true and unending love that one mom can feel
Is something my own kin have helped to make real.
So today I understand all the small things you did
Like staying up all night when I was a sick kid
And showing your patience and your love and your pride
Helping me with that bike I learned to ride.
So now, mother dear, I dig down deeply to tell you
I appreciate, love, respect you, and thank you
For all that you did; and all that you are
You are one spectacular mother by far.