I met you 20 years ago,

You loved me right away,

You loved me through the hours,

You loved me through the pain.


I met you 20 years ago,

And I looked into your eyes,

I knew that I just couldn't live

without you in my life.


I met you 20 years ago,

And I bet you didn't know

About all the things we'd go through

Or all the strength you'd have to show.


I met you 20 years ago,

Before my daddy left,

Before he left us all alone,

just us, by ourselves.


I met you 20 years ago,

I met you as myself

And you've always really "seen" me

known me like nobody else


I met you 20 years ago

And I'm thankful everyday

I'm thankful you're my mother

And you loved me right away.