what i love about my mom

she is gracious
she makes the best of what life deals her
she is forgiving
she loves in spite of others humanity
she loves my dad
she is a survivor
she is strong
she laughs and is good natured even when her words slip away
she makes new friends
she chooses to wear a smile
she is kind
she reaches out
she is not afraid to tell me what she thinks
she is a good listener
she shares right back
she is funny
she holds me
she kisses my head
she pats my back
she allows me to need her
she needs me right back
she is not perfect
she is lovable
she is admirable
she is beautiful inside and out
she is my mom
and I am proud to say
she is my mom