Every sacrifice you made
Lessened the pains of my youth; you’ve
Overcome obstacles Life placed
In your way.
Strength. Yes, strength is what comes to mind
Each time I think of you. I remember the
Grace in your form; Your head held high, poised.
Order in the midst of troubled times.
Despite the hardships, pushing on. Giving us the
Of yourself. Never, ever
Leaving. Always finding some way out of no way.
Teaching us in unique ways what is needed to
Succeed in life and love. From you I
Have gained more than words can
Ever convey. I appreciate now more than in times
Past the wisdom you’ve imparted. I’ve learned to
Put to rest what I once felt I lacked and to
Appreciate all that I have
Received from being your first born