The following are the opening lyrics from a beautiful gentle soulful song called 'Mother' by a Hamilton band called Black Jack, off their album Deal.
It was written by the lead singer, Gavin Dempsey, for his Mother...
M's for the Memories in a life full of love
Over and over she's there
T is for her Tears, and there were many
H is for the Home we all shared
E is for Every time she catched me from falling and
R is for the Reasons when I asked her why
Mother knows me
Mother showed me
Mmmm - Mother of mine
When I left my children and they got a wonderful, kind new Mother, I had to work out where I fit in.
The last line of the last verse says
"Lost and lonely, she takes my hand..."
It was me who was lost and lonely and taking either of my children's hands kept me going until I was able to work it out...
Pimp My Attitude
This is where I think out loud as I transform my appearance, thought processes and most of all, attitude - no matter how unpretty.