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Mothers Look At Their Newborn Babies With Awe.
So small, so dependent, so packed with secrets and possibilities.
But they are sure that love will see them through.
And it does.

Though through joys and troubles beyond their imagining.
Somehow they find strength and wisdom they never knew they possessed.
Somehow they become, quietly and unobtrusively, the keystones of our lives.
This is to thank them all for all their courage, patience, kindness and understanding.

Thank you for never interfering, but always being there for every one of us.
Thank you for forgiving me when what I had done was just about unforgivable.
Thank you for being ready to lend anything, give anything that will help us through.
Thank you for always being ready to help.
Thank you for believing in me when I no longer believed in myself.
Thank you for helping me to accept myself as I am and to be glad to be alive.

Thank you for the sleepness nights, the anxious days and the financial nightmares that were part and parcel of my childhood.
But about which I knew nothing.

I only knew the happiness of your love and the certainty of your care.
Thank you for making me sure and certain that for you a child outweighs any possession, however treasured.
Thank you for kissing things better.
Thank you for comfort.
In illness, in sorrow, in anxiety, in disappointment.

Thank you for all that you have given me.
The gifts of life, of love, of laughter.

Your hands held mine until I could walk alone.
You taught me freedom.
And when the time had come you let me go.

When I look back over my life, I can find nothing in your treatment of me that I would alter.
You’ve always been there to pick me up and guide me.
You’ve shared my happiness, my love, my sickness and my health.
I always have a model to look up to, and that makes it easier for me to develop into a good, independent person.
The years you have given me are part of me.
Thank you for those years.

Children pillage their mothers’ lives.
Taking whatever they require, as if by right.
It is only later that they come to realise that mothers too have dreams.

Most mothers, in one fashion or another, raise their children and send them on their way with the best gift that anyone can give.
The certainty of love.

The improvement of the world can only arise when loving mothers are increased thousands of times and have more children.

You gave me everything that you had to give.
You have made my life a happy one to live.

You put up with me through all the nothing days, when nothing made sense.
When nothing was worth bothering about.
You went on believing that one day I’d come out of the fog and find the sun again.
And I did.

I keep thinking about you every few minutes all day.
Thinking of home.
Thinking of the past brings me closer to you.

You brought lasting joy into my life.

I hope you are as happy as my heart wishes you to be.
Happiness that never knows an end.
I know very well that I shall never love anyone as much as you.
God bless you and keep you, and my love to you every minute and always.

I want to say I’m thankful every day my whole life through.
Not just because I love you.
But because you love me too.

My mother was the making of me.
She was so true and so sure of me.
I felt that I had someone to live for.
Someone I must not disappoint.
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
( Thomas A. Edison )

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