What’s in a name?
So rich, so much meaning.
So filled with love and compassion.
So warm, so embracing, so still.
Mom, carrying me in her womb.
Mom, hugging me as a little child.
Mom, making Arme Ritter for breakfast or lunch.
Mom, faithful and protective when facing my teenage pregnancy.
Mom, accepting my moving to the end of the world.
Mom, loving my children.
Mom, caring with joy for their wellbeing.
Mom, writing long letters, showing appreciation.
Mom, shedding tears at my suffering.
Mom, standing by with faithful strength, not needing an explanation.
Mom, joyful witness of my success.
Mom, crying bitter tears of separation.
Mom, fearing loneliness.
Trusting my care.
Calm and serene, facing the end.
Confident, knowing all is well, and will be, forever.
Mother. Mom. Mami.
I love you, always.