I appreciate the little things mother taught me.
The importance of being on time and never keeping someone waiting.
The importance of grooming… arrange your eyebrows, she’d always tell me.
The importance of presenting a meal… always garnish before you serve, she’d remind me.
I appreciate the fact that she always had patience with me,
Even during those times when I was stubborn and refused to listen to reason.
Even when I’d go ahead and do what I liked and knew to be not right.
Even when I would ignore her words and follow peer advice.
Mother I appreciate what you are to me.
You taught me to be the person I am today,
Someone my children look up to.
I know now how you felt then.
I want you to know how much I appreciate everything you do for me.