Sharing a letter to my Mom on Mother’s Day for all the things I am grateful for.
Mom, Happy Mother’s Day. To say I am grateful for you is an understatement. I thank God for the woman that he chose to be my Mom. There are so many things I want to voice. So much that I never understood until I became a Mom myself. I completely get it now. How much selflessness, love you gave your family. The fact that you put yourself last, time and time again to put your family first. The fact that you having a tough relationship with your own mother decided to break the mold and become an incredible mom. Thank you for the nights you stayed up with me, rocked me to sleep, the days where you saw our first milestones, and cheered for us. Thank you for loving my Dad so much and for choosing your commitment to put God First in your marriage, when I know at times it wasn’t always easy. For always loving my Dad so much. Thank you for the nights you stayed up late because you worried about the poor choices I had made in my life. The prayers over me, the tears when I rebelled. The thought and guidance you chose to mother me and my siblings. Thank you for the long days that you did so much, for the holidays you always spent in the kitchen all day cooking and cleaning. For working hard to bring in an income all while being a Mom. For sacrificing all the nice things you could have had and for putting our needs before yours. For the encouragement and praise you gave me and my siblings to follow our dreams. For the positivity and love that you woke up everyday to give. Thank you for the prayers when life was hard. Thank you for teaching me what’s most important in life. Thank you for loving my Daughter’s and husband so much. I can’t tell you how much joy it brings me. Thank you for the being the strength in our family when life has been so incredibly hard. Thank you for all the times you put your family first and yourself last, it hasn’t gone unnoticed. You are my inspiration. Thank you for being our rock when we felt like life was literally going to break us. Thank you for your kindness, your love, and your incredible nurturing heart. I am so incredibly grateful to have you as one of my closet friends not only as my Mom. I love you more than I can put into words.
-Love your Daughter