You have done so much for me. The least I can do is write a letter from the bottom of my heart, to express and let you know how special, important and awesome you are (which you often forget) to me.
As I get older, my appreciation and admiration towards you will continue to grow tremendously without a shadow of doubt. Each and every single day, I realize how much of an impact and inspiration you have been (and, of course, always will be) on my life. Looking back, I feel there were times that I should have said “thank you” more and gotten irritated or rolled my eyes less. Regardless of all my tantrums and shout outs of “all my friends are, why can’t I”, you always helped me through and had my best interest in mind. Even though I used to think I knew it all, I realize now you are still helping me grow. I could bet any amount of money and guarantee you that even 20 years from now, I’ll still want to go to you for all the right answers (even on the simple questions, I’m sure).
The amount of love I have for you is out of this world. Not only do you guide me through life, but you provide me with the perfect image of what to look up to. With everything you have faced in your life, and the strength you have developed, proves to me that when life is tough I can be tougher. You also let me know that it is ok to cry. Sometimes in life, being tough is not the only option. It is nice to know that in those breaking moments, I have a mother like you to lean on. It doesn’t matter if we are crying together, or only one of us is breaking, it is good to know our bond is strong enough to keep us going, forever.
I hope that I never disappoint you. There is nothing I would hate more than letting you down because you have always lifted me up. You help me to see beauty in a cruel world Mom, and for that I can’t thank you enough. Everything you have ever done for me, and everything that you will ever do for me, I could never thank you enough. There are no words to let you know exactly how thankful I am.
Thank you for comforting me, for never letting me down and in making me feel anything less than perfect. Thank you for not giving up on me no matter what. You are my extra boost that pushes me to pursue all that I want to take on in life. I tell you everything because you have always been my best friend. Thank you for being there for me through every single stage of my life and cheering me (I couldn’t ask for a better cheerleader). Thank you for knowing when I was wrong and correcting me when I was being a brat. I may not have liked it then, but looking back, I know I’m better off. Thank you for holding me while I cried and promising me that tomorrow would be a better day. You’ve been my rock throughout. You’ve carried me through when I was convinced I couldn’t go on. Thank you for (sneakily) becoming my very best friend and being my biggest (and most caring) confidant. Most importantly, thank you for showing me right from wrong, for encouraging me in my walk of faith, and for teaching me the value of respect not only for others, but for myself as well.
You have always been here for me and I think it is safe to say you always will be. I hope you understand that I will always need my Mom, no matter how old I get. You carried me in your belly until I was ready to be held in your arms and now you carry me in your heart. Know that you are in my heart too, and I still like to be held from time to time. Because our relationship will always be nine months more than any other.
I love you, Mom.
One of your biggest fans and irritating daughter,