Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy birthday Mum!

"For all the times you gently picked me up,
When I fell down,
For all the times you tied my shoes
And tucked me into bed,
Or needed something
But put me first instead.
For everything we shared,
The dreams, the laughter,
And the tears,
I love you with a "Special Love"
That deepens every year..."

I stumbled across this poem a while back (author unknown) and it really struck a chord.

My mum is amazing.
She's warm, vivacious, energetic, optimistic, caring and has raised me to be the person I am.
Until I had my own kids, I didn't realise the extent of a mother's love: how utterly overwhelming and amazing and never-ending it is. It's something I know I've taken for granted at times over the years.

So happy birthday Mum!
Thanks for the being the wonderful person you are.
I love you.


Gina said...

that is really a lovely poem. Hope you mom has a great birthday.

Dena said...

Wonderful poem Nic. I miss my Mom so much and wish she had been able to see her Granddaughter. You are so fortunate. I hope your Mum has a wonderful birthday.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday, Nicola's mom!

Nicola Marsh said...

Thanks Gina, Dena and Susan.

And you're right, Dena, I'm super lucky. Hugs to you.