when you were 14, your mom drove you to all
your friends houses without any complaints
you thanked her by slamming the door and running
into your friends house
when you were 15, your mom came home from
looking for a hug. You thanked her by
bedroom door locked.
When you were 16, she taught you how to
car. You thanked her by taking it every
When you were 17, she was expecting an
important call. You thanked her by being
phone all night.
When you were 18, she cried at your high
graduation. You thanked her by staying
partying until dawn.
When you were 19, she paid for your
tuition, drove you to campus carried your
You thanked her by saying good-bye
dorm so you wouldn't be embarrassed in
When you were 25, she helped to pay for
wedding, and she cried and told you how
she loved you. You thanked her by
across the country.
When you were 50, she fell ill and
needed you to
take care of her. You thanked her by
the burden parents become to their
And then, one day, she quietly died. And
everything you never did came crashing
thunder on YOUR HEART.