Welcome to the beautiful day in which we celebrate the mothers of the world. Whether they are the dads who played both roles or the moms who did everything they could, there are certain people in this world that make the world go round.
I have two special things for you today as a way to show my appreciation for the mother I am blessed to have. I know that I am lucky enough to have my mother still around in my life to appreciate and I intend to remind her of that as often as I can. This morning my mom sent me a video (click that link) that I wanted to share it, not to spoil the punchline, but I think you will enjoy it. Along with that video, I am sharing a poem I wrote for my mom— another Poetry Place, this one dedicated just for her.
So here’s to the beauty of having mothers to fully appreciate and the one and only mom I am lucky enough to have. To all the mothers who deserve everything in this world: Happy Mother’s Day.
To the One and Only
I remember looking at old pictures
of the woman you used to be,
before this new life existed,
before the kids— before me.
There’s something about that smile,
the carefree way you posed;
eyes right on the camera with that look…
I gotta say mom, you’ve got me shook.
With your strength, your beauty, and your poise,
it’s no wonder you’ve raised two wonderful boys.
Not to mention the best daughter ever, I know
I may be biased, but some things go to show…
You’ve done a good job, you taught me right
I mean I know how to win a fist fight.
Not to forget the intelligence to boot,
let’s just say, I know my roots.
Cause the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
And I got lucky with how much you’ve taught us
I’m nineteen years old already, yet still
I’m you’re only little girl, be that, I always will.
Cause in those old photos I see so much potential
for who I can become, from the woman I adore.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom, and I truly hope you do
enjoy it, because you deserve it all and I love you.