Some say that honey tastes so sweet
But to us it came at our mother's feet.
A gift from heaven from God above
The taste of honey of a mother's love.
Mom, I didn't always agree with everything you said
But those were the times I got hurt instead.
So many times I thought you wanted control
Later realizing it was love coming from your soul.
You gave me more than you ever got
I hope you knew I never forgot
Everything you ever did for me
Thank you for letting me taste the fruit from your tree.
I'm what I am because of you today
Because you took the time to kneel and pray.
You were always there when I needed you most
You gave me what you had and held me close
I hope you knew how much I loved you
Because you showed me love pure and true.
A precious jewel like none other
I'm happy God chose you to be my mother.
Now my life is good because of the love you showed
It mapped out my path and helped me grow.
I learned about Jesus from you and Daddy you see
That's the most wonderful thing you ever gave to me.
I love you Mom
Marian L. Wilcoxon is a poet and writer from Columbia, Maryland. She is an active member of First Baptist Church of Gilford. This article is used by permission. © 2003 BlackandChristian.com. All Rights Reserved.