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Happy Birthday Mommy

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Mommy –

There are no words to express how much you mean to me, but I will try…

You have been my rock in the difficult times, my shelter in the storm, my strength to stand up for what I believe in, my light in the darkness, and so many more cliches that I can’t even name them all.

You have never turned your back on me for a second when I needed you. I may not have always been the easiest kid or teen in the world, but you were always the best mom. Growing up for me could have been hard, but you always made it easier. I knew that you were the kind of mom that I could really talk to. I could tell you about my boyfriend problems, best friend problems, family problems, or school problems, and you would listen patiently while I rambled on sometimes for hours. Then I would stop for a breath, and you would pipe in with some good advice. I took that advice a lot, even though I wouldn’t always give you that satisfaction. Even when I didn’t take the advice, I learned later that you were right. I’m not sure how you did it, but your answers always seemed to make the problem seem so much smaller.

You have been the best mom I could have ever been lucky enough to have. I had friends who were so envious of the relationship I had with you. You were always making sure that I felt comfortable talking to you about anything. You were always telling me that I knew what was right so use my instincts. You were the angel on my shoulder on so many occasions, you couldn’t possibly know. I have always wanted to make you proud with all that I do. Whenever a tough situation would arise I could always hear your voice in the back of my head. I would think “if mom found out would she be proud of me or would she be ashamed of my decision?” I said no always to those things that could have brought me down. It was because of you that I was able to always stand firm on what I knew to be right. A lot of my friends choose alternate paths, and I thank God that I had a mother who cared enough about me, my life, my future to instill such strong values and morals in me, that I had the courage to do what was right. I have never had to regret any situation that I said no to. I love you so much for that. It would have been so easy for me to join my friends at those parties that I was always invited to, but in my heart I could never do it, because it would disappoint you, and that would only hurt me.

It has been you persistence and your push that has gotten me to where I am today. I am a senior in college heading towards graduation. I only hope that I can continue to make you proud of my accomplishments, my life, and all that I do.

You are who I thank God for every night and every morning. You are the glue that holds our family together. You are the rock we all cling too. You are more loved than you will ever know. Everyone who meets you can feel your warmth. You take the word patience to a whole other level. You have given me so many wonderful traits, the patience, the morals, the constant smiles even when you hurt. These are things that I find myself doing or showing, and I think “that’s mom.” I want you to know that the burdens you carry are not yours alone to bear. I am here let me help. It is okay for you to be tired and to relax, distress once in awhile. Sometimes you have to kick me into motion, but I am here so let me take some of the weight off your shoulders.

I am proud and honor to call you Mother, Mom, Mommy. I love you with all my heart!

Love,
Your little girl

 

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