When you were 8 years
old, your mom 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 football
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
When you were 12 years old, she warned
you not to watch certain TV shows. You
thanked her by waiting until she left
When you were 13, she suggested a
haircut that was becoming. You thanked
her by telling her she had no taste.
When you were 14, she paid for a month
away at summer camp. You thanked her by
forgetting to write a single letter.
When you were 15, she came home from
work, looking for a hug. You thanked
her by having your bedroom door locked.
When you were 16, she taught you how
to drive her car. You thanked her by
taking it every chance you could.
When you were 17, she was expecting
an important call. You thanked her by
being on the phone all night.
When you were 18, she cried at your
high school graduation . You thanked
her by staying out partying until dawn.
When you were 19, 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
When you were 25, 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
When you were 50, she fell ill and
needed you to take care of her. You
thanked her by reading about the
burden parents become to their
And then, one day, she quietly
And everything you never did came
crashing down like thunder on YOUR
If you love your MOM & you thank her
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