I remove my shoes, walked in the rain,
The child in me returned,
Remember my mother joining me,
How old memories burned.
You became a child, when I needed a child,
If only an hour or two,
Shared my excitement of discovery.
Oh, the questions I presented to you!
From the porch swing we saw rainbows,
Baby birds, and falling leaves.
Taught me God creates these gifts,
If only we believe.
You took my hand on school's first day,
Wiped your tears with mine.
I felt a sadness, new to me,
Of leaving a friend behind.
On Mother's Day, I'll hold your hands,
And hope you remember too,
That you were a child when I needed a child,
If only for an hour or two.