Suffered pain, sweat, blood, tears
Endured hopes, terrors, fears.
Wears scars inside and out.
Overcame bouts of longing and doubt.
She gave you your first gift.
The one from which all others flow.
She was your beginning.
The rock to which you clung.
You can't pay her back for all she's endured.
Only be grateful that she did endure.
And love her for that.
And much more besides.
I know these things for
I saw them with my own eyes
and heard them with my own ears.
And I am grateful too.