One Day, We Won't

Hug your mom in public

And kiss her on the cheek, too.

It's not only kind and loving,

But something you can't always do.

~o0o~

Read aloud to your mom

When her head and eyes hurt.

It's time-consuming and aggravates your throat,

But I think it's worth it, if it's for her.

~o0o~

Hold your mom's hand

Even when you're just watching TV.

It's not a large gesture,

But it's nice just to sit with her and be.

~o0o~

Love your mom with everything you have;

Give her your very heart.

She's already given you hers,

And one day, the two of you will be forced apart.

~o0o~

Two years is a long and painful time.

I can't imagine how forever will feel.

My mom is in and out of the hospital.

We dread her passing; it just seems too real.

~o0o~

I've done all of the things that I mentioned,

But I wish that I'd do them more.

Because one day I won't be able to

And that notion leaves my heart aching and sore.

~o0o~

Before she passes,

I vow to continue hugging and kissing her.

I vow to continue reading to her.

I vow to continue holding her hand.

~o0o~

I will continue to love her

Long after she leaves this world,

Because she's my mother

And I'm her little girl.