A Letter to my Mother
To my dearest Mother,
There are so many things;
Things i must say,
Things i must do,
But how will they ever be enough?
i was once just an infant,
A defenceless babe in my crib.
You fed and protected me,
Kept me swaddled in Your arms.
Then with time came change,
And soon i toddled along behind You.
i always followed in Your footsteps,
i wanted to be just like You.
Again, time seemed to pass,
Life constantly changing.
You bestowed kisses on scraped knees,
Picked me up when i fell.
And then came the teenage years,
So much i must beg forgiveness for.
There were fights and screams and tears,
So much advice often left unheeded
But i'm a young woman now;
i no longer need to be swaddled,
i no longer toddle along behind You,
i no longer see why we fought.
i'm a young woman now.
Yet, i still need you every day.
Just as i always will,
Even after you're gone.
i hope i can one day thank You;
For all You have done through the years,
For all the love You gave me,
For all that You taught.