For Mother’s Day, Siah sang me a song he “wrote” (made up on the spot). With great big tears in his eyes and choking back sobs, he cuddled in my arms, held me tightly, and sang about how much he loved me. Here are some of my favorite lyrics:

“I just wanted you to know I’ll always love you, Mama”
“Thank you for all the chances you give me”
“I’ll always be in your heart, Mama, and you’ll always be in mine”
“I’ll never leave you”
“Thank you for taking such good care of me”
“I looooooove yooooouuuu!”

Probably the most meaningful gift he ever could have given me. And definitely the most heartfelt, beautiful song I’ve ever heard. Thanks, Siah.