Thank you mom 

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For always attempting to keep me happy, safe, protected and nourished. 
Thank you for your kindness, caring and immeasurable patience. 
Thank you for looking out for me even when I didn’t think I needed it 
and for letting me fall when I had to learn by making my own mistakes.

Thank you mom for always being there; 
for waiting up and worrying, for the lectures and the endless concerns. 
Thank you for laughing with me, even though I knew at times that you were also laughing at me. 
Thank you for the limitless hugs, kisses, vitamins and for the support I receive from you every single day.

Thank you mom 
for keeping me warm, for keeping me calm and for keeping me sane. 
Thank you for understanding that there were times that I would be mad with you 
but always forgiving me in the end. 
Thank you for sticking up for me, for encouraging me, for believing in me and 
for letting me know that you never expected more than the best I could do.

Thank you mom 
for teaching me to be honest, courteous, appreciative and loving. 
Thank you for teaching me to be neat and tidy. 
Thank you for teaching me to try to see the best in people, to be diplomatic in the face of conflict, 
and when I had no choice but to fight, to fight fair.

Thank you mom 
for instilling in me a love for travel, flowers, photography and food. 
Thank you for nurturing me to always try something new and to keep an open mind. 
Thank you for the thousands of back rubs, millions of phone calls, and for always sending me home with a perfect cooked meal. Still, to this day, you spoil me and I am incredibly grateful for it.

Thank you mom 
for showing me how much beauty is around me, and reminding me of it constantly when my world feels dark and frightening. 
Thank you for the endless stories, songs and games when I was young, and the endless conversation and knowing smiles now that I am older. 
Thank you for putting up with thousands of diapers, may know-it-all teenage years, my sometimes insane young years and the emotional roller coaster that was my high school years. 
And through it all, thank you for loving me no matter what.

Thank you mom 
for being so smart, so beautiful, so wise and so talented. It’s nice to know that I have the potential somewhere in my genetics to possibly one day be as special as you.

And for most thank you very much for giving me a father who has played the role of my life to be seen and spoken about I love him to bits.

Thank you to the both of you for teaching me who God is and how to get to know him, he is wonderful and it is good to know him.
Mom, the words “I love you” are not adequate enough to express how grateful I am to be your son, how much you are appreciated or how much you will always mean to me, 
so I will simply say:

Thank you mom for being my superhero, 
my expert-in-everything, 
My girlfriend, my sister
and my very best friend.

By: Wandile Ndlovu
By: Wandile Ndlovu (Magesh’s son)