Thursday, September 04, 2008

Mum’s Love

When you were 1 year old, she fed you and bathed you
You thanked her by crying all night long

When you were 2 years old, she thought you to walk
You thanked her by running away when she called

When you were 3 years old, she made all your meals with love
You thanked her by tossing your plate on the floor

When you were 4 years old, she gave you some crayons
You thanked her by coloring the dining room table

When you were 5 years old, she dressed you for the holidays
You thanked her by plopping into the nearest

When you were 6 years old, she walked you to school
You thanked her by screaming, “I’M NOT GOING”

When you were 7 years old, she bought you a baseball
You thanked her by throwing it through the next-door-neighbor’s window

When you were 8 years old, she handed you an ice cream
You thanked her by dripping it all over your lap

When you were 9 years old, she paid for piano lessons
You thanked her by never even bothering to practice

When you were 10 years old, she drove you all day, from soccer to gymnastic to one birthday party after another
You thanked her by jumping out of the car and never looking back

When you were 11 years old, she took you and your friends to the movies
You thanked her by asking to sit in a different row

When you were 12 years old, she warned you not to watch certain TV shows
You thanked her by waiting until she left the house

When you were 13 years old, she suggested a haircut
You thanked her by telling her she had no taste

When you were 14 years old, she paid for a month away at summer camp
You thanked her by forgetting to write a single letter

When you were 15 years old, she came home from work, looking for a hug
You thanked her by having a bedroom door locked

When you were 16 years old, she taught you how to drive a car
You thanked her by taking it every chance you could

When you were 17 years old, she was expecting an important call
You thanked her by being on the phone all night

When you were 18 years old, she cried at your high school graduation
You thanked her by staying out partying until dawn

When you were 19 years old, she paid for your college tuition, drove you to campus carried your bags
You thanked her by saying good-bye outside the dorm so you wouldn’t be embarrassed in front of your friends

When you were 20 years old, she asked whether you were seeing anyone
You thanked her by saying’ “It’s none of your business”

When you were 21 years old, she suggested certain careers for your future
You thanked her by saying’ “I don’t want to be like you”

When you were 22 years old, she hugged you at your college graduation
You thanked her by asking whether she could pay for a trip to Europe

When you were 23 years old, she gave you furniture for your first apartment
You thanked her by telling your friends it was ugly

When you were 24 years old, she met your fiancé and asked about your plans for the future
You thanked her by glaring and growling, “Mother, please!”

When you were 25 years old, she helped to pay for your wedding, and she cried and told you how deeply she loved you
You thanked her by moving halfway across the country


When you were 30 years old, she called with some advice on the baby
You thanked her by telling her, “Things are different now.”

When you were 40 years old, she called to remind you of a relative’s birthday
You thanked her by saying you were really busy right now

When you were 50 years old, she fell ill and needed you to take care of her
You thanked her by reading about the burden parents become to their children

And then, one day, she quietly died. And everything you never did came crashing down like thunder on your heart…


If she’s still around, never forget to love her more than ever…
And if she’s not, remember her unconditional love and pass it on…
Always remember to love your mother, because you only have one mother in your lifetime

--------- Taken from CD Gamais 2006


Huaaaaaaaaaaa……………… Mamaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…… Sika mau pulang…

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