Smiles and hugs and kisses, let me know love was a choice
Letter people and Dr. Suess books were the seed of my voice.
The unquestionable knowledge that I am special beyond a doubt
And the unconditional love that no child should ever be without.
My one person First Response Team that often doubled as the Clean-up Crew
The hand that held mine and told me I was loved, even after all the trouble I got into.
The confidence in myself and the knowledge that there’s nothing I can’t handle, do or be,
Is a gift that nothing could ever take away, it’s instilled that deep.
How could I ever appropriately thank the fountain of all that’s best about me?
Well, mom, I know you’re reading this, so just know that I’ll always keep trying.
I love you