a mother’s day poem {by eric}

What can I say about my mother?
I have just the one and no other.
She labored and brought me into this world;
Whenever I was sad, in her arms I was curled.

She was my friend, she was my teacher,
Cheering me on from up in the bleacher,
Supporting me through each endeavor,
losing faith or hope in me — never.

So much time you devoted to me,
Put your career on hold, you worked for free.
A thankless job, however, it is not;
Your sacrifices won’t be easily forgot.

A mother’s heart I can’t comprehend:
Capacity for love, ability to mend.
Together we laugh, together we cry,
Sometimes not even knowing why.

Late nights talking and drinking tea
Around the dinner table, just you and me.
Well, Baba and Abby were there too
But it was extra special because of you.

To you I can always speak my mind;
Wisdom and encouragement I can find.
I called just to say, “I love you, goodnight”
But we ended up talking most of the night.

Thank you for all that you have done.
Raising me was tough, but I hope it was fun.
May the Lord bless you abundantly, I pray,
Through this poem to you on Mother’s Day.

Ai ni, Mama!Β  Happy Mother’s Day!

Eric

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4 Responses to a mother’s day poem {by eric}

  1. Thank you, my son, this is so sweet and beautiful!
    I am very touched, and feel so blessed, as always.
    Raising you was indeed fun, a tremendous pleasure and satisfaction to me.
    Though I thought I was pretty good :), I want to say thank you for allowing me to continue to grow as a mother.
    I also want to say thanks to Abby, your beautiful wife; she has inspired me a lot, from the first day.

    Ai Ni, Ai Ni Men!

    • Abby,

      a young lady form the Toronto Chinese Baptist Church has been interested in the article of mine “Just Because She Is Not My Own” and had left some comments on my blog. She and I have also been discussing the thoughts on my blog.

      So, just thought you might be interested in reading some of them. πŸ™‚

      Ai Ni,
      Mama

      • Abby says:

        Thanks for sharing that with me, Mama. Maybe when you’re here visiting, you can translate her comments for me. I’d love to understand more of the conversation you two are having!

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