Dearest Mamma, Mamma dear
Words can never relay,
To sum up the essence of who you are
Goes beyond what I’m able to say;
Thanks seems so inadequate,
For all that you’ve done for me over the years;
For the words of comfort, care and courage,
For both the overt and covert tears.
There were many times you went with less,
So that I could have a bit more;
Many sacrifices made, often unknown,
So that I more blessings could “score”.
Now the road ahead is shorter than behind,
This season brings its fair share of pain;
Yet through it all, I picture your smile,
Your courage surfacing again and again.
Dearest Mamma, Mamma Dear,
On this your birthday may you be blest;
May you know the presence of Jesus,
Through every trial, temptation and test.
May you taste of His faithful friendship,
Where many others seem to fail;
May you know his unending love,
His strength and grace when feeling frail.
May this day for you be a good one,
Pain and discomfort forgotten for today;
As you reflect on the Father’s grace in your life,
His peace that has come to stay.
We are separated by distance,
Oceans and lands apart;
But Dearest Mamma, Mamma Dear,
You are ever in my mind and heart.
Happy Birthday Mamma!