Thank You Mum
When you were eight years old, your mom handed
you an ice cream. You thanked her by dripping it
all over your lap.
When you were nine years old, she paid for your
piano lessons. You thanked her by not bothering
When you were ten years old, she drove you around
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 eleven 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 twelve years old, she warned you
not to watch certain television shows. You thanked
her by waiting until she left the house.
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When you were thirteen, she suggested a haircut
that was becoming. You thanked her by telling her
she had no taste.
When you were fourteen, she paid for a month away
at summer camp for you. You thanked her by forgetting
to write a single letter.
When you were fifteen, she came home from work,
looking for a hug. You thanked her by having your
bedroom door locked.
When you were sixteen, she taught you how to drive
her car. You thanked her by taking it every chance
When you were seventeen, she was expecting an important
call. You thanked her by being on the phone all
When you were eighteen, she cried at your high
school graduation. You thanked her by staying out
partying until dawn.
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When you were nineteen, she paid for your college
tuition, drove you to campus and carried your bags.
You thanked her by saying good-bye outside the dorm
so you wouldn't be embarrassed in front of your
When you were twenty-five, 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 fifty, 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 in
your heart. If you love your Mom and you thank her
deeply, it is never too late to do something for
her that touches her heart.
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