Birthdays Are For Mothers

September 10, 2008

Another year is ending
And for every year that I grow
I realize your presence
Is missed more then you know.


Birthdays are for mothers
For every scream and silent tear
For every step and every lesson
For every meeting of every year


Among the cake and candles
Between the cards and gifts array
Through new years and through Christmas
I miss you the most on this day.


Because Birthdays are for mothers
For every button they had to sew
For every song and every story
For the Love and strength they show.


For every day that comes to greet me
And every time I take a chance.
For every time I reach the ending
Of every sweet slow dance.


For every time I skinned my knee
For every school box lunch you made.
For every time I had a dream
And every time we played.


Though you were not perfect
And at the time I didn’t understand
You did the best with what you were given
And Loved me the best way a mother can.


Birthdays are for mothers
For every second that they’re here.
For the moments that God gives us
And for the Birthdays of every year.


Tabitha Castillo






  1. You made me cry! this poem is the most beutiful thing I’ve ever read. It just touched my heart

  2. Love ya sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ]

  3. Tabby, this is a very touching tribute. It’s moving.

  4. 🙂 Thank you very much to you all for all your kind words! This is a very special poem for me!

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