Of all the hats I wear, being a mom is by far my favorite and my lifelong dream come true. You can bet I cried the biggest tears of joy when I read Declan's poem ("All of my friends just wrote stuff but I made mine rhyme because I know you love rhyming poems"). So without further ado, here is my sweet tender-hearted nine year old Declan's Ode to Mom:
Your smile is as bright as the sun,
When you play with me I have a lot of fun.
You are like an angel floating in the sky,
When you are with me time really does pass by.
You help everybody in the best way,
This happens every day.
I love how you like lemon cake,
I love how you love to bake.
You are so smart and funny,
That it tickles my tummy.
You are beautiful 100 percent,
There is no way you can pretend.
I love how when we are hungry you give us food,
And when you help us when we are in a bad mood.
I love you so much,
That you always give us a great touch.
Your smile is so bright,
That I am happy day and night.
You have a great smile,
That makes me very mild.
You are so kind,
That I can't make up my mind.
I love how you help me when I am sick,
Or help me take off a tick.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day,
You are a great mother in every way.
P.S. Declan told me that he was talking with his friends on Monday, discussing how the moms liked their poems. The consensus was that almost all of the moms cried because they loved them so much. One mom didn't cry but she still liked it. One mom laughed because her child wrote that she was sweat instead of sweet, but otherwise they were a big hit :)