By Shania Cox
A daughter’s way of showing her appreciation to her mom.
She is my hero. By my side since birth And hasn’t left since. Exhausted And alone, she Persevered. Now her hard work Has paid off. A soon to be Master’s recipient, Two high school graduates. No longer needing to be the hero for the family, She can finally experience Her wildest dreams. Her kids, Her treasures, Her pride and joy, Slowly beginning to leave The cocoon and blossom Into three beautiful Butterflies. Deserving the world, I can only give her a state At most a country. Her efforts Never forgotten. Her words Joy to my heart Her existence Priceless. She is my mom. Wise, Thoughtful, Beautiful. She is my hero.
My mom is someone who has been a huge part of my life. She is essentially the glue that holds me together and has made many sacrifices that have crafted me into the individual that I am today. When it comes to truly showing my appreciation to her, it all boils down me just saying three simple words: I love you. However, there are moments when I feel like those words aren’t enough. So, I chose to write it out. By writing this piece, I was able to fully show how I felt about all she’s done for me.
Shania Cox is a Brooklyn, NY, native and currently a freshman at Tufts University. She has been part of the Girls Write Now community for two years, having joined Girls Write Now in her sophomore year of high school. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, writing in her diary and reading. She is a fraternal twin and also has an older sister. Shania plans to major in Computer Science and minor in English, which would allow her to pursue both her love for both STEM and the humanities.