Student Teacher just gave the class an assignment: Write a poem or story in honour of a family member who you would like to thank.
My mother was not there when my first tooth fell out
when I got braces
or when I had my wisdom teeth removed.
My mother did not see me graduate from kindergarten
My mother did not get to tuck me in
wake me up
or worry when I missed curfew.
My mother made the ultimate sacrifice
so my life could be better.
She gave me all the chances
her life could not offer.
Now, my mother is my best friend.
She knows my beliefs
My mother is someone
I share my tears
my worries with.
She is the strongest
the most fearless
She is my mom, and I will forever
keep her in my heart.