You can only have one Mother
Patient, Kind, and True.
No other friend in all the world
will be the same to you.
When other friends forsake you,
to Mother you will return.
As we look upon her picture,
Sweet memories we recall.
Of a face so full of sunshine
and a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus, take this message,
to our dear Mother up above.
Tell her how we miss her
and give her all our love.
We can shed tears that she is gone
or we can smile because she has lived.
We can close our eyes and pray that she'll come back
or we can open our eyes and see all she left.
Our hearts can be empty because we can't see her
or we can be happy for tomorrow, because of yesterday.
We can remember her only that she's gone
or we can cherish her memory and let it live on.
We can cry and close our minds, be empty, and turn our backs
or we can do what she'd want.
Open our eyes
And go on.