The day you were born, my life was changed forever in just one instant.
Life before you became a distant history, almost non-existent.
I held your life in my hands; your happiness, safety, and health were all mine to bear.
It's no different now in my mind, but you're all grown up; time flies I swear.
Your dreams are my dreams, your happiness melts my heart, your accomplishments I celebrate.
Your fears I want to ease, your mountains I want to climb, your defeats crush me, by your side I remain.
We've made mistakes, screamed and cried with frustration, had days I didn't think we'd make it through.
Life has a way of throwing us curveballs; we learn, we grow, my faith in you always remaining true.
You've made me laugh until I cried, entertained me endlessly;
Held on to me so tightly, then used your wings to fly.
You're handsome, smart, driven, and even a bit stubborn; your smile lights up a room.
You're funny, sarcastic, and confident; while reaching for the stars you landed on the moon.
You will never actually know the love I have for you as your mother; it takes my breath away.
During the best and hardest of times, "all I gotta do is say your sweet name".
I have held you in my hands and in my heart and carried you in my thoughts for twenty one years.
Your strength, determination, and courage have slowly eased my fears.
You are beginning a new chapter in this life and you have so much yet to do; enjoy the ride.
I will forever be your strongest supporter and harshest critic and always full of pride.
I simply love you more than I love life itself.