If I could give you diamonds
for every tear you've cried for me,
If I could give you sapphires
for each truth you've helped me see,
If I could give you rubies
for each heartache that you've know,
If I could give you pearls
for the wisdom that you've shown,
Then you'd have a treasure, Mother,
mounting up to the skies
That would almost match the sparkle
in your kind and loving eyes.
But I have no pearls, no diamonds, no jewels,
as I'm sure you're well aware,
So I'll give you gifts more precious,
My devotion, love and care.
We love you so much and thank God for the gift of you.