One day out of 365 days in a year, we all get this beautiful opportunity to give back to the people who raised us, our moms. So this is for my mom:
You were and still are my greatest teacher. Someone who taught me compassion, how to be fearless, and most of all how to love.
When I was younger, I always fought with you, when you wouldn’t let me do something, I got mad at you for the stupidest things. I got mad because you wouldn’t let me wear short shorts. I got mad that you didn’t let me wear makeup. I got mad that I didn’t get to hang out with my school friends outside of school.
But looking back, I see how pointless it all was because even though we don’t want to admit it, mother knows best. You never told me something in order to hurt me, you did everything for my best interest. Instead all my life, you tried to protect me and shield me from the evil in this world.
I want to thank you for raising me the way that you did. I couldn’t have asked God for a better mom. You raised me to respect others and how to have a relationship with Christ. Many parents in this world, don’t do that anymore.
Thank you for sharing your wisdom with me.
Thank you for being the kind of mom I could talk to about anything and everything.
Thank you for your unconditional love even though I didn’t always deserve it.
Thank you for being there for me all these years growing up.
Thank you for giving me life.
Thank you for never leaving me.
Thank you for showing me grace when I know I didn’t deserve it. I was rude to you too many times to count. I was selfish. I didn’t think about how my actions would affect you. All those times you stayed up late waiting for me to come home. I’m sorry that I was the cause of many sleepless nights. But even after all of this, you still love me.
Thank you for giving me everything.
Thank you for giving me a home, for giving me a place to sleep, for putting food on my table.
Thank you for encouraging me to keep going when I thought I couldn’t do it anymore.
Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
The list goes on and on, and I can’t put it all in words.
I love you and thank you for everything!
I love you ma