There seems not to be enough time in the day,
nor moments where I can offer you my praise.
But now that I have taken some time,
I simply wish to say,
thank you, for I am grateful.
I am grateful to have you in my life,
Without you I know not where I would be.
Through the times of growth, the times of despair,
You have always been there for me.
Thank you, for I am grateful.
I am inspired by how your tough adolescence
Led you to lead a life of independence.
Your struggle has become your children's benefit.
We owe you the world and will forever be in debt,
But thank you, for I am grateful.
And when the world knocks me down,
I think back to your words of wisdom,
your encouragement, and I get back up on my feet.
I will believe in myself no matter what and
treat others how I want to be treated.
For the time I didn’t make the team,
And the time I was not so sure,
You helped me to remain optimistic,
And to find yet another door.
So thank you, for I am grateful.
You taught me diligence, perseverance,
To be open to new things.
But a mother like you deserves more than a few thank you’s,
Since you are like an angel with beautiful wings.
Thank you, for I am grateful to be your daughter.