Today is my mother’s birthday and I want to dedicate this blog to her. She is one of the most amazing women I know and is loved by so many. Whenever my friends (who know her) ask me how life is going, they invariably ask me how my mum is as they miss her. She leaves such an impression on everyone whose life she touches – no matter what age or who they are. She has a quality that is rare… the quality to be the authentic person that she is with no facades or masks. That is what makes her special. She loves everyone unconditionally and gives of herself fully and genuinely ‘sees’ the person she is with.
A few years ago, for my mum’s 60th birthday, I wanted to surprise her with a gift of a song I composed for her. The lyrics were composed by all 4 siblings (I’ve written the lyrics below). I composed a slow version of the song but then decided to create a second more upbeat and jazzed up version as birthdays are supposed to be joyous! I’ve shared a very rough version of the jazzy song below as well as the lyrics.
So dearest mum, enjoy this special day as we all celebrate you and how very special you are from afar. I love you.
Lyrics of the song: Mama, you gave life to us. Thank you for raising us and enabling us to grow under His shelter. Mama, you prayed for us, Asked Him to guide us, to show us the way and to serve Him forever. What a blessed soul you are… Mama must mean compassion, Mama you show care, Your love is a boundless ocean, Your faith a changeless mountain, The patient gardener, the generous spring, tending our lives under your wing.