Sunday, May 11, 2014

A Letter to My Mom on Mothers Day

Dear Mom,

Today I want to say somethings to you that I regretfully, do not say enough. You are truly my best girlfriend, and it is not lost on me that not everyone has such an incredible bond with their mothers like we have. You are incredibly strong, completely selfless, and full of love and grace. With each year that passes, I treasure our bond even more, and today, I just want you to know that you have been the singlehanded most important person into helping me become the woman I am today.

I don't know a lot, but what I do know is you are someone I have been able to count on for as far as I remember. From the big, scary tough things like when I was battling health issues as an adult and you fought for answers with me, to the times you have dropped everything to go shopping with me for an outfit for an interview. Thank you for always knowing exactly what I need, it is true that mom always knows best. You know me like no one else does, sometimes even better than myself.

You've been nothing but a picture of Christ's love for me the past twenty-six years. You've loved me, pruned me when my heart was full of weeds, and given me grace after grace, even when I didn't deserve it. Thank you for doing your best to protect me but for allowing me the freedom to spread my wings and learn life's lessons the hard way. You know me well enough to know somethings, I just have to learn for myself.  Thank you for sacrificing everything for us, as kids and now-I admire your strength and selflessness constantly. Thank you for never giving up on me and helping mold me into who I am today.

You've taught me invaluable lessons-how kindness is always better than harshness,  to use what we've been blessed with to bless others, to never settle for less than God's best for me, to work hard at everything I do, to never lose heart because God is trustworthy, and that I am never too much or not enough. Mom, someday, I truly hope I can be half the mom to my future children as you were to me.  Someday, I am going to have my own children and will look to you for advice, encouragement and wisdom on how to raise a child with as much grace and love as you did.

I love you Mom. Happy Mothers Day!