For the first nine months I stayed inside you.
You didn’t mind the pain that you felt as I grew.
Until the day came as the world welcomed me anew,
Your tears dropped as you started a break through.
A lot of sacrifices you did as I started to live,
Assisting me in a lot of things since the day I was conceived.
You have a lot of plans for your child to achieve.
You did your best to provide me the best of life’s sieve.
You are my first teacher, who taught me to read,
I repeated each syllable as you patiently lead.
You are the first who taught me to create an art bead.
Your instruction about discipline, you guided me to heed.
Whenever I came home from school with a star,
You will excitedly greet me even from afar.
Whenever I’m sad because I could not play the guitar,
You will smile and say “Just sing while we are in the car”.
As I grow you taught me a lot of things about modesty,
And how to be a woman of beauty and of femininity;
You said in order for me to achieve life’s tranquility,
I need to stay grounded in God’s command for serenity.
This life won’t be happier without you being my mother.
We have a lot of things in common from one unto the other.
From being a fond of stories to being a chocolate lover,
up to checking out restaurants from one to another.
I can go over the list of our bonding time,
Still I will end up with as smile as to a chime.
For your love and kindness is truly my treasure sublime.
So let me say ‘thank you’ and ‘I love you’ through this little rhyme.