My mom has basically moved in with us to care for my girls (and me) as I recover from ankle surgery. Of course, it's my right ankle, so I can't even drive until I can put weight on it again. It's been about 20 days with another three weeks ahead of us.
I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to express my gratitude other than just saying "thank you" a million times a day. So I bought this book for her, and then wrote a little poem to go with it. Nothing quite says "I love you" like declaring it in public, so I'm sharing this with you all now. I hope you enjoy it, and share it with your mom if you like.
Of all the moms I love and know,
There’s one for me, just like snow.
Uniquely shaped like God intended,
Many parts carefully blended.
Facets deep and cut just so,
A work of art, just like snow.
Each flake amazing,
With just a little shining light,
Each one becomes a glorious sight.
But while flakes of snow are but fleeting,
The heart of a mother is ever beating,
With warmth and joy and loving care,
Giving everything, a soul laid bare.
Forever serving others first,
Despite her own needs or thirst,
This person, this woman, this mother,
Fills a need like no other.
To everyone who has come to know,
She’s unique and special like the snow.