Ever get that feeling, when you’re looking for just the right card, that nothing is good enough? That nothing written by somebody else could possibly express what you want to say to the special person you’re thinking about? I get that feeling all the time. And because none of the cards in the world are truly good enough for my mom (and I’m sure you’ve felt the same way), I thought I’d write this ode to moms (shhh… it’s especially for you, Mom). My wish is that every mom who reads this knows that they’ve done something right and wonderful for their children. It’s a little thank you, a note to say “you’re totally pawsome,” for every mom out there.
I don’t know how you do it, “it” meaning every single little thing.
You brought me here and fixed me up, you even gave me wings.
You raised me to be myself, not knowing what that was.
You just knew you’d love me because I was yours; just because.
Of course I fought and yelled and screamed, even when I knew you were right,
And you just said, ‘Someday you’ll understand,’ as I angered with all my might.
You were more than a perfect student of all the tests I put you through,
Although, the lessons were mine to learn – something you always knew.
In fact, with a mom as inspiring as you, I grew to have no doubt,
How incredible your beauty was, on the inside and the out.
I think we’ve grown, and you’ve become my friend more and more,
I think, ‘Wow, there’s just no one like you. I totally scored!’
I just hope that someday, for my babes, I might be
Even a teeny tiny piece, of what you are for me.
- Molly Saunders, Digital Bear