To My Very Special Mother by Erin Hanson
On her very special day,
Am writing you this poem.
Since there's some things I'd like to say,
Thanks for thinking I'm funny,
Even though I'm really not,
And although I hardly say it,
I love you quite a lot,
Thanks for taking me places,
I couldn't have gotten on my own,
And for always making our house,
Feel a lot more like a home,
Thanks for always being there,
To make sure that I'm okay.
So I know that if I need you.
You're just a hug away
Thanks for all the good times passed,
And the ones that are still to come,
For always being a person,
I'm proud to call my mum.
You can't choose who your family is,
But if it was something I could do,
I know if I could go back now,
My choice would still be you.
To a very special mom who sacrifices a lot, and thinks of everybody that she loved more than she thinks of herself. To the moms all around the world who would do anything and everything she could for her kids and loved ones. "Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing, even when you're not sure what the right thing is, and to forgive yourself over and over again, for doing wrong."