She was there to kiss boo boos and cool feverish foreheads
She read bedtime stories and packed school lunches
She sat through endless puppet shows, music recitals and school plays
She went to all the meets and cheered the loudest
She soothed broken hearts and calmed frazzled nerves
She made us study and follow through
She helped us pack and move more times than I can remember
She provided an ear and a shoulder whenever either was needed
She accepted me with open arms
She sat behind me, holding me up during one of my greatest moments but biggest challenges
She offered help and guidance
She gave support and solace
She supported and encouraged
She loved and nurtured
She asked for little in return.
Happy birthday mom.