To say there is no me without you is more than an understatement.
Your unselfishness of lending your womb to my mother;
the amount of debt owed will always be an underpayment.
The lessons you have taught me has carried me along life’s way;
stay the course, eat your vegetables, wear your seatbelt, and never forget to pray.
Your journey in life has prepared me more than any school subject, bibliography or test;
I am forever in your presence because you have taught me that I deserve the best!
You’ve pressed your way through trials and tribulations and never tried to hide when you fall;
You’ve encouraged me to go the last mile, cuts, bruises, scrapes, bandages and all.
Your determination by enrolling in school in pursuit of your college degree at the age of 53;
has solidified my foundation, I CAN BE WHATEVER I WANT TO BE.
It’s not by circumstance that I always want you near; no longer a child now, but you always have the loudest cheer.
My life is dedicated to making you proud of me;
breaking down barriers, setting the bar higher, just to hear you say, “Go Biggie”.
Thank you for the reflection that you have allowed me to mirror and see;
the image that glares back at you is what you’ve created me to be.
It is because of you that I am afforded this opportunity at a chance to win;
and should I not be successful I’ll try it all over again.
Should the odds be against me, please don’t label me a loser; a loser I will never be;
I have the world’s greatest influencer in my life; better known as… Granny.
To sum it up in one word what she means to me … LIFE