Today is your day, Mom

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Mom,

Every day in a year, you always have something to celebrate
You always have someone else to care for
As your sweet way to give thanks to God

You celebrate somebody’s birthdays
Be it your children, grandchildren, or friends
You celebrate our anniversaries
You celebrate our returning home from journeys
Our recovering from illness
Every little step we take

You care for us when, well, whenever
I remember you used to wait until the small hours
For our safe return home from our nights out
You stay up all night (and day too) when we’re ill
Cook our family’s favorite dishes the only way you can
whenever you have the chance

Never once you complain or raise your voice
Always with a smile
and prayer under your breath, I notice

Everyday in every year
There is always someone else for you
to celebrate or care for

Today is different

Today it is us who celebrate you
And please let us care for you
Show you how much we love you

Today your children, grandchildren, relatives, and friends
All of us, we shall gather to wish you the happiest birthday
We will sing, chat, dance, eat, and laugh
For your sake
You, who have made us feel loved and loved some more

I really hope you can feel the love and warmth
that you have been radiating
Reflecting back at you
A glimpse of what you mean to us
It’s gonna be awesome!

I have a confession
The last time we went to our hometown
As we visited our forefathers’ final resting places
I sat before your mom and dad’s graves, Mom
And I whispered to them,
“Thank you for giving me such a beautiful, wonderful mother.”

Happy 80th birthday, Mom
May God always bless you
As He has truly blessed me with you, and more

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