By: Erika Alicia Rodriguez

You're the hands that held me tight
When first I learned to walk
Your kind eyes that smiled on me
Encouraged me to talk

You're the lips that kissed away
Each tear that hurt would bring
Your songs have made me dream of bells
The sweetest that could ring

Your praise now that I am older
And life's success seems near
Is still the sweetest praise
I hope on earth to hear