Amazing Kids! Magazine

Realizing What I Had in Front of Me

By Blanca Gonzalez, 16, California


Those hugs you gave me were what kept me warm at nights
Those hazel blue eyes of yours that I found comfort in
Your tender good-night kisses on my cheeks that made me fall asleep
Your caring heart that loved me even when I spilled apple juice on the rug
The smile you’d shared with the world when I scored a goal in my soccer game
You never left my side, not once
I’m seeing this more clearly now that I’m older
Mom, you never gave up on me, and you loved me more than you loved yourself
Seeing these photographs of you and me hanging on our apartment wall
Helped me realize what I had in front of me
A beautiful, caring women