Nearly 18 years, and what a journey it's been,
through the laughs and tears, I don't know where to begin.
Off to college soon, but I feel like I got a win,
cause every day you are here, you make me stronger within.
You went from fixing my scars to paying for prom,
got me a brand new car, and you've done nothing wrong.
Now I can tell that, by far, you are the best Mom.
But something is strange,
that some things never change.
You've always been there to help me arrange,
this crazy life I have.
Thank you for always being the hand I could grab.
We yell sometimes and get into some fights,
arguing pointless issues, over wrongs and rights,
But I wouldn't take it back, cause it made us strong,
getting through all that, true love is long.
I'm leaving pretty soon, so I gotta tell you this:
I'm shooting for the moon, and I'm not gonna miss,
me versus college in a paid fight, going toe to toe,
gonna win, cause I was raised right and now it's gonna show.
Unconditional love is affection without limits,
it's a gift from above, and I feel like I'm in it.
If by chance I succeed, just know it's all your doing.
You made me believe that my dreams are worth pursuing.
Tears will be rolling down my cheeks on the day we have to part.
I can't give you the world, but I can give you my heart,
and from the bottom of right here, it's what I gotta do.
Wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day and I LOVE YOU!
Love, JOSHUA 2008
周明峰 二○一五年九月廿七日 檀香山
愛兒 書亞 敬上 二○○八年母親節
作者周明峰為復健專科醫師 (Emerson M. F. Jou, M.D., M.P.H.)