She was there at the beginning
When the world was new to you;
She was there to turn to happy times,
Those when you were hurt or blue.
She was there to listen to your thoughts,
And when you asked, to give advice;
She was there to tell you, "Those don't match!"
Or, "Hon, you sure look nice."
She was there with you at nighttime
To help you say your prayers;
She was there to tell you, "It's alright,"
When you had a dream that scares.
She was there at morning time
To get you up and out of bed;
She was there when you didn't feel good (or did),
To say, "You'd best stay home instead.
She was there when you were hungry,
And when you had those dirty clothes;
She was there when you needed her,
How she knew? Only heaven knows!
She was there at the beginning,
And she'll be there your whole life through;
She'll be there in your mind and heart,
Just like a mother is supposed to do.