A Thousand Thank Yous by Jewel Thomas

Leading the way on our walks to school and back home, 

You kept me safe. 

Watching the most dramatic shows to grace this earth with you, 

I had something to look forward to every day. 

Following you up the ladder while you put up all the beautiful lights around the house,

You taught me the true meaning behind the Christmas spirit. 

Seeing you stick out your tongue playfully as you flashed your toothless smile,

I always laughed. 

Doing a thousand things for our family, 

You needed to hear a thousand thank yous from me.