Even without my words,
you have always known my needs.
When I am hurting or afraid, -
frustrated or fatigued,
You gather me home
into the safety of your arms.
You know what makes me smile, delights me and fills my face with light-
You make my happiness.
When you sing my favorite song,
and sweep the softness of my favorite blanket, across the curve of my cheek.
When you take me for walks -
and I feel the warmth of the sun , the cool breeze brush against my skin.
You disregard the words of others, telling you what I cannot do-
and then fill the hours of every day-
Telling me what I can.
Every day you see other kids - reaching further-
Yet you celebrate me
pushing away sadness,
you focus on the hope of our future
Letting my small steps, continue to lead us forward.
Never standing still, always in motion-
You move before me.
Your planning- protective and positive,
prepares me for success-
meeting new people,
learning new worlds.
..and Mom, in case I ever go-
before I can whisper words of thanks,
or wrap my arms around you.
Know what I knew-
before you soothed me
into heaven’s sleep.
With you -
I live the fullest life-
I see the understanding in your eyes.
the gentleness in your every touch-
as you fill my heart - with the greatest kind of love.