“To one who bears the sweetest name
And adds luster to the same
Long life to her for there’s no other
Who takes the place of my dear mother.”
As I am sure many of you have heard this poem, I think of how very appropriate this poem is. I’m not sure of it’s origin but it was in my mother’s house as we grew up.
My mother has been my mainstay, my confidante, my friend, my teacher, and my spiritual leader. As I sit and type this, I realize the long lasting effects my mother has had on me. The way I think, the way I see the world, all that I am is because my mother was the one who molded me into the woman I am today.
I wish there were some kind of words to use to show how much I appreciate my mother. But there just aren’t. I could write twelve books and it wouldn’t be adequate enough. How do you thank the woman who gave you life? I guess the only thing I can do is succeed at all my endeavors.
Thank you, Ma.