Wallene had a project for school where she had to write something about someone who meant something to her.
She presented us with a lovely poster with a poem for her best friend Layton. It was heartfelt and beautifully decorated. We congratulated her on a job well done, because it was, and assured her it was an A. She put a lot of work into it. I told her that she should give it to Layton after she received the grade.
It was a ruse. She fooled us.
Instead she submitted a booklet about me and her.
It is a mini photo album with words and pictures.
These are her words:
To Never Let Go
There is someone everyone needs
And someone you can always trust
This someone always cares for you
And they always know who you are
A Mom is important to have
She takes care of you
Watches out for you
And keeps you up when you are feeling down
She keeps you happy
Plays games with you
Makes you laugh
And just makes your day brighter
My Mom is all of these descriptons
Eventhough with her illness
She makes my days wonderful
No matter what mood she is in
For all that has been going on for my Mom
She has always been there for me
And she always will be
My Mom means the world to me
She's never let me down
As I know I never will
She makes me smile when I am feeling blue
And makes me laugh until my eyes water
My Mom is incredibly important to me
And I will love her forever
She is the perfect Mother
And I will never let her go
Dedicated to my Mom - "Skippy"
Her grade was a 97%. [Hence the post title]
Sometimes I forget that the kids know. That they know I am sick and I am doing the best I can.
Then, for Mother's Day, I receive this beautiful gift and wonder what the heck I am doing.
My life isn't predicated on the past. It is in the present and for the future. I look forward to it.
Thank you Wallene.
I love you and I am so glad "I had to have you."
Special little girl.