Jim Brickman A Mother’s Day

Mom and Dad were reading in the den

Mom said, “I’m gonna go to bed, it’s late”

She went to the kitchen to make three school lunches

Another night in a mother’s day

Put the cereal bowls out for breakfast

Set the coffeemaker for 6 a.m.

Sewed a loose button on brother’s shirt for him

Checked sister’s math homework, sent a note to the teacher

Added eggs to the grocery list

Started a load of wash, made sure the doors were locked

Put water in the puppy’s dish

Wrote a check to the children’s piano teacher

Turned the dishwasher on

And Dad called out, “Honey, what’s takin’ you so long?”

Have I ever thanked you

For everything you’ve done?

Now all that I can say is

“I love you, Mom”

Hung some art on the refrigerator door

And headed up the stairs

Kissed all the children and helped sister comb

Her wavy golden hair

Washed her make-up off and turned on the bath

Lay down in the moon’s soft light and kissed Dad goodnight

Have I ever thanked you

For everything you’ve done?

Now all that I can say is

“I love you, Mom”

Thank you for nursin’ me

Through all those colds and fevers

Thank you for believin’ in me

When they were no other believers

And it’s never too late to say

“I love you, Mom”