I was floundering in the dark
Lost in the myriad of chores
Which engulf the house-wife.
A beacon of light beckoned
A change of life emanated.
I was grilled and tested time and again.
At times with composure,
Most often than not.
A trial of strength the life unfolded,
A few mistaken steps & a few admonitions,
I can never forget
The softer virtues
That lay hidden behind the stern facade,
You believed in me
Led me from darkness to light.\