For the delicate fingers that never failed to point me in the right direction

For the gentle hands that have always been ready to lift me up when I've fallen down

For the arms that protected me from scary monsters and broken hearts

For the ears that heard and understood more than I could try to explain

For the lips that know exactly what to say at exactly the right time

For the eyes that have always been there, watching over me

For the heart who's steady, beating rhythm is the sweetest music I've ever known

For the woman who is so much more than the words in this poem

For my mother,

–I give you all my love.