First Words, First Starts

The moment you held me,

Screaming and breathing through my lungs,

We developed this bond:

A bond of mother-daughter love

And respect.

Everyday from then on

We talked

And shared secrets,

Thoughts of the future,

Thoughts of your hopes

For me.

Promises and arguments

Still ring.

You taught me to 

Be honest,

Be kind,

To trust in God,

Who loves.

Memories of nights alone

With you,

Watching our favorite shows

And our love for all things Disney,

Dress up parties and funny laughs;

Those are what made us closer.

You taught me to love others,

Focus on my academics and 

Push through the tough problems,

Build confidence

Through them.

We reminisce of years past,

Where you encouraged my

Passions of photography

And writing.

Mom, 

You are my best friend.

You made me the person I am today.

You gave me the opportunity 

To discover my ultimate dream job.

Graphic design would never 

Have crossed my mind

Without you.

The moment you first held me,

You loved me for me.

Now the moment you send me off into the world,

You love me for the person I have become.

And it is all because of you.

And the only thing I can say is

Thank you.

This poem is about: 
Me
My family

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