Although you may or may not appreciate the public forum on which I am writing you, my intention of this letter is to share with you, and the world, just how much you mean to me.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it got me thinking…
For some women, the thought of their mom makes their eyes roll. For others, the mention of her name causes them anxiety. For those who do not have relationships at all with their mother, sadness ensues at the mere sight of another mother and her daughter.
But, for the select few, like myself, the thought of our mom and the mention of her name brings us nothing but joy, excitement, love and happiness.
My memories of you from when I was younger are all coated in unconditional love. All my memories make me smile. Even when I think about the times I got in trouble; you approached every consequence with love. I never doubted your love for me.
Everything that I am, I am because of you. I am kind because you treat people with kindness. I am respectful, because you taught me the importance of that. I have a strong mind because you showed me, by example, the extreme measure of a mother’s strength.
My five-year old daughter asked me the other day if there is a school that mommies go to in order to become mothers. I explained to her that although there is not a “school” for moms, that each mother learns by watching her own mother. My children, your grandchildren, are so lucky that I was able to go to the “school of Gramys”.
There is so much about life that is hard and even more about parenting that is challenging. Neither life, nor parenting comes with an instructional manual. But, that is why we have mothers.
I am the mother that I am today because of you. I make a lot of mistakes still, but my children have never felt unloved for one milli-second and that I am proud of. That is a product of your parenting.
Mom, you amaze me. You are my best friend. I admire you. I respect you. I am inspired by you and, of course, I love you.
This Mother’s Day’s Day and all days, remember just how lucky we are to have mothers that are clothed in dignity and are wise. Be grateful for a mother who loves you so fiercely that she is your parallel life; always going though everything with you, by your side, physically and/or emotionally.
These incredible women, called “mothers,” make life and parenting easier. Call yours today and let her know just what a blessing she is. Better yet, as a token of your appreciation or as a Mother’s Day gift, how about you showcase her grandchildren’s art work for her. Visit jennadesigns for an affordable, adorable and super fun way to preserve memories and share them with a mother who deserves so much.