What a wonderful surprise to have received this on my birthday from
HNT’s poet Larry Lagrue!
THANK YOU, Larry!
Happy Birthday Rachel
“But Mummy! You’ll have
Even more wrinkles than
You have now!”, came the
Response from your darling “Y”
Not said with any malicious intent,
Just the perspective from her wonderful eyes.
Her response came after the announcement
That youR Birthday is today.
And though it may have almost
Brought you to tears,
Today tears must stay away.
For today is a celebration
Of you, and all that you are;
Not only a mother, and a fundraiser
But all the other things that you also do –
You really are a superstar.
The work that you do is awesome;
I don’t honestly know how you find the time
To do all the things that you do
And then still raise your kids –
But take a look; your kids are just fine.
They rightly do you credit,
And make you so proud, this is true.
But here’s something you might not
Have considered before:
That your kids are
Proud of you too.
So tell Yara that your wrinkles
Are laughter lines,
From good times you’ve had before.
And Each one is a fabulous memory,
And when you laugh,
You are making one more.
So I hope that a few more are created
As you laugh loud and long all today.
And I do hope that you
Truly enjoy yourself,
Have a very, very