Mom, where can I begin? It's like a long beautiful story that has yet to reach it's end.. I would be so much further behind if not for you, and I can't even pretend.. You’ve been the guiding factor that kept me from going over the brink I love you and learned things from you that you wouldn’t possibly think I owe you in ways that I’m not sure money can ever repay but with the life you lead, I know you’ll be rewarded some day your faith is inspiring, your heart is big and clear not being the son I think you deserve, is one of my greatest fears I wish I could take back all my mistakes and make you and dad proud I wish whenever I see you un-happy, I could make you smile I thank you for bearing with my procrastination I’m now making steps to change my final destination I respect you with all the respect I can muster from childhood, to pre-teen, to adult you’ve been a loyal, long-suffering mother in my opinion, mother’s day is all year around and not this one day but it gives me the opportunity to say some things I wanna say I lay down some nights and wonder how can one woman be so amazing with knowledge, good advice, and a moral code that’s unchanging raising 3 children on your own, and you did a wonderful job by yourself fighting through loneliness, our bad choices and even bad health just you still being here with me is a miracle in itself monetary value aside, you have enormous spiritual wealth. In less than 2 months, I hope to be able to make you believe in me as I’m on my way to being “all I can be” so mother, on your day I wish you lots of fun, love and happiness my goal is to be what you taught me to be, I’ll accept no less I love you more than the human vocabulary can personify but I want to start showing that with my actions and stop living a lie thank you for all the things you instilled in my heart and soul and give me a little more time and my life will come under control thank you and Happy Mothers Day!! Derrick H.