To my mother.
I know you don’t think so, but I think you are the best mother there is.
I don’t know if I ever told you how much I appreciate you just as you are?
If you had been different or if your life had been different or if my life would have been different I wouldn’t be Who I am today. I appreciate so much that you raised me the way you did. I know some may have thought you to be too hands off or may have criticized you while you were raising me all alone by yourself, before Joe or even/perhaps more especially after Joe. We moved around a lot and I never had friends and school was hard to adjust to every time. I know it was not easy for you and that life was hard for you too. I know and I remember. I know you wanted more for me and that you wished a different life for me but this is the life I have and I am very happy with it.
I just want you to know that I love you very much and that I am very thankful for who I am and I want you to also know that I would not be this person I am if it were not for you. You imparted to me strength of character and perseverance. kindness, sweetness and understanding of others. You showed me love always.
I wish that you lived closer so that we could see each other more often. I know you still have things you could teach me and share with me. I am sad at times because you and Dad live so far away from me and I don’t get to see you. There are things I often wish were different in my past (like wishing you and Dad had never divorced) but I know that if they were different I would not be who I am and I really like who I am so it makes it hard to really be too disappointed that things were not different. 🙂
You are the parent I wish that I could have been. I feel I was too strict on mine and often wished I could have been more like you. I have tried many times to be like you but it is really hard to do.
So, on this day that is set aside to honor mothers, i honor you and I want you to know I love you dearly. Even if I don’t call you often and I don’t get to see you as much as I would like to. I really really love you!
I miss you mom. Hugs and kisses!
Happy Mother’s Day!
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