She’s Special

    “She’s Special,” Friend, May 1971, inside front cover

    She’s Special

    I have a friend!

    She has warm smiles and soothing hands,

    And whenever I can’t be brave enough,

    She understands.

    I have a friend!

    She makes me glad like the morning sun,

    So whenever I have a joy to share,

    She’s the one.

    I have a friend!

    She makes me popovers, presses my clothes,

    And whatever I need that is good for me,

    She knows.

    I have a friend!

    She’s special—like no other,

    ’Cause she loves me and I love her.

    She’s my mother.

    Illustrated by Annagret Ballingham