A Thank You Note to My Mom
When I am sad,
your tears share my pain.
When I am happy,
your joy echoes the same.
In my mirrored eyes, I can see
you there, reflected back at me.
In many ways you are me as I am you
and of this gift I strive be be worthy in what I do.
My first friend and comfort,
I still run to you when I am hurt,
trusting you to turn sorrows to victories
and help me soar beyond my boundaries.
For all you’ve done and for all you do
I wanted to take a moment to tell you
what I can never adequately say –
today and every single day  –
that though I didn’t get to choose,
I am so grateful life gave me you!
I love you, “Momie”