I remember my childhood quite vividly
But I grew up normal
I grew up happy.
Now that I have three children and I am grown,
I realize my mother’s life is a lot like my own.
She was a dreamer
But limited herself for her family.
I watched her dance
I watched her grow
She gave and gave until she had nothing to show.
She didn’t give up
She didn’t cry
But one day she had to changer her stride.
Some people might say it was the wrong move
But she never missed a school party
She never forgot to tie a shoe.
Our lunches were packed with notes
She even sat out our clothes.
I never understood your sacrifice
until I felt it first hand.
I got my strength and drive from you
I learned to dream
You taught me how to keep going too.
I know it feels like a long time ago
But I want you to know
If I could give you something back
I would show you that nothing has changed.
If there ever comes a day when you forget my name
Or you need me just the same
I won’t let you forget who you are
I can’t promise you I won’t cry
But I will forever share with you
I will always try
To remind you of yourself through my childhood eyes.
-To my wonderful mother who has never given up on me.