How can I forget the things you did a lot to make me what I am today?
Let me count the ways– the way I remember how truly special you are to me.
When I was born you wrapped me with love and affection,
When I utter my first word, you’re the one responding the most soothing words I love to hear,
When I have my first step, you’re the one who first ran when I stumble and fall,
When I enter to my first grade, you’re my company to meet my teacher,
When I have my first medal, you’re the most excited!
When I compete to my first A-1 contest, you’re my greatest trainor and audience,
When I transfer school during my elem days, you’re my bestfriend,
When I joined the table tennis team, you’re the best coach,
When I have my Quiz bees, you’re my reviewer and mentor in one,
When I battled in my three-months hospital rest, you’re my hands-on doctor I’ve ever had.
When I have my investigatory project, you’re there to lift me up when I delivered my speech.
When I got my elem diploma and delivered my address, you’re the crying mom I’ve ever seen!
When I enter the portal of my high school life, you’re my motivator,
When I’ve got my target grades, you pamper me with words I’ll never forget,
When I failed in my own way, you lend your hand and make me stand-up
When I have my Diocesan quiz, you never failed to remind me, to believe in myself.
When I kiss my high school life good bye and received my diploma, I never feel so blessed I made it with you!
When I was in crossroads what career I will plunge on, you’re my counselor,
When I step out on my shell and savor the college life brings, you never failed to encourage me,
When I have my first failure to Retention policy, you supported me and love my JPAMA kitty
When I land to my dream Executive role, you’re my first editor
When I stayed up night for my grad requirements, you vigil with me.
When I earned my degree, I’m happy to share what I have with thee!
When I’ve got my first interview, you’re the most nervous than I
When I landed to my first job, you’re the best boss and critic at the same time,
When I opt to broader my horizon and land my first city job, we both beat longingness,
When I called and want to give up, you welcome me back with open arms and give me hope
When I was bored and homesick, you send your love in distance and feels me like its home again.
When I introduced someone for the first time, you give him a shudder yet you stay calmer–
And how I feel so paranoid that you outburst but you make him feel welcome
When I had my first heartbreak, you lend your shoulder for me to cry on,
When I penned all my heartaches and pain, you pat my shoulder and say “Move on!”
And now that I’m strong enough to fly away from horizon…
You’re always there believing I can and I’m so grateful!
So if a cola ad tag says, “Can you ask for more?”
All I can say is, yes I’ll ask for more– More years of friendship and togetherness to savor the destiny God plans for both of us.
To my One and only Mom- I love you and praying to have more years of touching lives thru enriching young minds.