This poem was written for my Mom on Mother’s Day 2012.

I love you, mom!  Thanks for everything!

Happy day to you, dear mom. You’ve earned the applause well.
When I compare the plight of some, my heart with praise doth swell.

God gave to me a mother, who gave her life to me.
He could have chosen some other, in her place to be.

But God knew a special truth, that could not be denied;
that I belonged in your care, where in your love I’d thrive.

So thank you, my dear mother, for all you’ve said and done.
And thank you, Heavenly Father, for making me her son.

-Paul Chapman 5-13-12