For my Mom:
I have a great smile...
They tell me
I'm intelligent and articulate
witty and clever...
my musical and artistic abilities...
I can be thoughtful.
I like to give meaningful gifts.
I enjoy cooking.
I have an eye for design and pattern.
I am a late bloomer, but I believe
I would follow Jesus
at the cost of my life...
Sometimes I think I'm...
Yet...I can't take all of the credit,
i can clearly trace backwards to each point of conception:
the opportunities offered, examples set forth,
foundations established, nurturing given,
sacrifices made, hopes infused, prayers spoken...
And if they could spend
just a few moments
why I am
who I am.
and I love you.
Happy Mother's Day.