As Mothers Day is this Sunday, I wrote the following poem as a tribute to my mother and to mom’s everywhere!
A mother holds you closely as she feeds you and rocks you to sleep as a babe.
A mother is up with you all night long when you are sick.
A mother holds your head and pulls your hair back as you are violently ill over the toilet.
A mother constantly reminds you to wear clean underwear.
A mother goes to your sports games even if she does not understand it and screams “touchdown” when you hit a home-run.
A mother cries when her baby graduates kindergarten, elementary and high school and then college.
A mother scrubs your dirty feet in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.
A mother scribbles her name at the emergency room with only one intention - to see her child that has just been in an accident.
A mother sits beside you, comforting you as you lay in a hospital bed, never allowing you to know the fear she feels in her heart.
A mother puts your needs first and will go without to be sure that your needs are met.
A mother gently runs her fingers through your hair as you sit on the floor sobbing because of a recent break-up.
A mother is there to cheer you on with whatever it is you decide to do in your life.
A mother listens to your hopes and dreams. She never tells you that they are impossible.
A mother respects your decisions and only wants the best for you.
A mother is your friend and confidant.
A mother walks down the aisle beginning the wedding procession on your wedding day - even though she hates being the center of attention.
A mother is there holding your hand when you make her a grandmother.
A mother can see you as a young child all over again through her grandchildren.
A mother would fight tooth and nail for your honor and integrity.
A mother would give her life for you.
A mother may not be perfect - but she has a perfect love for her children.
A mother’s love is never ending.