As I’ve gotten older and have moved away, I’m beginning to recognize and appreciate all the things you have done for me over the past 19 years. Nowadays I spend most of my time out with friends, watching Netflix, studying or working and I don’t get the opportunity to spend much time with my family, but I just wanted to let you know that I love you and I miss you every day.
First of all, Thank you. Thank you for the times when you changed my diapers and held me through the night when I couldn’t stop crying, and for going through labour on christmas eve! Thank you for the days you would stay home from work to take care of me and make me my favourite soup “just to make me feel better”. Thank you for all of the opportunities you gave up so that I could do something I wanted to do or travel somewhere I wanted to go. Thank you, mom, for being there when I call and ask how to cook chicken when I’m living alone for the first time. Thank you for all the times where you’ve been the first person to congratulate me for my accomplishments. Thank you for turning our first house into a home, and thank you for the times you spent hours helping me finish school projects and going above and beyond to make sure that I always had something fun to look forward to. Thank you for taking me to the ocean so often when I was younger and helping me discover my love for seaglass, thank you for everything you’ve ever done and will continue to do for me without giving it a second thought.
Next, I want to tell you I love you so much, I know I have a funny way of showing it, but the truth is you are one of the most important people in my life and I am so grateful to have you by my side, supporting every decision I’ve ever made (even if it was a stupid one). I respect and admire your strength and motivation, and all of the things you’ve done for me over the years. I know that life can get (more than) a little hard for you sometimes and I’m sorry that I don’t do much to make it any easier, in fact, most days I make it a little more difficult. I have looked up to you since I was a little girl and I hope that one day I will be able to repay you for all of the incredible opportunities you have given me. I love you to the moon and back.
Lastly, I want to say I’m sorry for all the times I’ve been stubborn and for fighting with you over stupid things. I’m sorry that I get so angry with you when you ask me to load the dishwasher, for being a little brat sometimes, and for yelling at you for no reason at all. I’m sorry that I’ve spent more time with my friends than with you as I’ve gotten older, and I’m sorry I can’t be with you on mothers day this year. You mean so much to me and I’m sorry that I don’t express it enough.
When I have children of my own someday, I hope that I can be as amazing to my kids as you have been to me and Lucinda over the years. You always know what to say to make me feel better and I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me. I love you to the moon and back and I’ll see you so soon!
Happy Mother’s Day!