Warning: this post will be sappy! In honor of Mother’s Day I wanted to write something to the woman who made me who I am today.
A little background, because I go to school in Minnesota I cannot be with my mother today. It is the weekend before exams, but I tried to go home this weekend and my bus got canceled. This year my Mom and I spent my 20th birthday apart, and it is my first birthday we ever spent apart. I was sad, but I understood that this is part of growing up. Not being able to see my Mom today seems like another one of those instances. I am writing to my Mom today to show her how much she means to me.
So here it is…
To my lovely Mother,
I am so sad that we cannot be together today. I know that you are enjoying a brunch at the Wisconsin club! This is your day. Today we celebrate everything you have done for the family and me. You taught me life lessons. You taught me what it means to be a good friend. You taught me what it means to love someone unconditionally. God blessed me with the best Mother for which I am grateful everyday.
You taught me life lessons! I cannot count the times that you have comforted me throughout my life. You always have the best advice only a Mom can give. To this day, you continue to teach me new ways to handle the curve balls life throws at me. You taught me to be kind and love others. You taught me to be honest and good. These lessons continue to guide me through life.
You taught me what it means to be a good friend. I am convinced if this were a different life we would still be best friends. You have one of the best laughs in the world. Your smile makes everyone else feel welcome and warm. I am so thankful for our 45-minute phone calls and morning coffee talks. These are some of the moments that I will always carry with me. You have taught me that love is better than hate. I cannot be mad at you or others. We both know it is easy to get annoyed with people that are different from ourselves, but you taught me that we need to be forgiving. With that said, everyone else is weird but us! Thank you for listening to my friend drama, for dealing with my stressful life and for always being there. Anyone who gets to spend any amount of time with you is lucky because you are one of a kind!
You taught me what it means to love someone unconditionally. When I think of unconditional love, I think of you making lunches every morning for 18+ years. To some this might seem like a minimal task, to Zoe and me it meant so much more. Every morning you sacrificed time and possibly sleep to wake up and make two, sometimes ungrateful, girl’s lunches. Our family is handful, lets be honest. Through everything you have always made it clear that you love us. From scratching my back to waking up to a hug every morning, you have always made it clear how much you love us. You have supported me through my entire life. When I started this blog you pushed me forward. When I started my singing career you always supported me, even when I filled the house with constant singing. Now, I want to make it clear how much we love you.
I am so sad that we cannot be together today. This is your day. So Mom, I want you to know that you have taught me more than you know. I could have made this letter go on for years. I am so happy to have a funny, happy and cool Mom (yes you are cool mom). I am so lucky to have you as my Mom. If I could teleport to Milwaukee for a couple hours today, I would. I am so excited to see you next weekend and celebrate with you then. I love you so much Mom. Thank you for everything you do, and most of all thanks for being you!
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