When I look back and reminisce, I see a well-worn trail,
A path that leads my thoughts to you each mem’ry without fail;
A catalog of recollections drift into my view,
As thoughts replay familiar scenes that trace me back to you.
I’m humbled by the visions there, for what I often find,
Are selfless actions made by you, each one of them in kind;
How often did you place my welfare far beyond your own?
How often have I thanked you for the thoughtfulness you’ve shown?
I wonder if I’ve told you just how grateful that I feel,
For all the years of sacrifice my memories reveal;
For everything that you have done to help me get ahead,
I hope that I can find the words that may be left unsaid.
I wonder if I’ve thanked you for the role that you have played,
For all the extra miles you went, and all the efforts made;
The cost was high – I know this well – it sometimes took it’s toll,
And yet you managed through it all, and never lost your goal.
I wonder if you know the place you hold within my heart,
For all the love, support and care you’ve shown that never part;
For all the things that you have done to help to see me through,
I hope you know how thankful that I am for having you.
For all the opportunities – for all your love and care,
For all the heartfelt sacrifices and the life we share;
A thank you seems inadequate, for words cannot describe,
The love and “true” appreciation that I feel inside.