Bob Schieffer's ode to mothers

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(CBS News) So we come to another Mother's Day. Anyone who knows me knows that my Mother was the dominating and shaping force of my life.

Here are a few lines I wrote about her back in 2006 that I would like to share with you this morning:

What is there to say about Moms that hasn't been said before?
Well, here are just a couple of things, maybe three or four.
When you were just a little one,
Who was it that taught you a song?
And even more important, the difference 'tween right and wrong?
When others turned against you,
Who was always there?
Who always took your side
No matter when or where?

If you're like me, it was Mom.

Who kept the family going
Whether times were good or not?
Who always could remember
The things that we forgot?
Birthdays, homework deadlines
A hundred things or more.
And on school days, wide awake or not
Got you out the door?

If you're like me, it was Mom.

Who told you you were just as good
As any rich man's son?
And not to look for some excuse
To not do what needed done?
You've known some movers and shakers
Some may even know you.
But in the final accounting,
Who taught you most that's true?

If you're like me, it was Mom.


So don't forget to tell your mom today that you love her.

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    Bob Schieffer is CBS News' chief Washington correspondent and anchor of Face the Nation.

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