Dear Mom: Article 01
To start off my Dear Mom series, I have decided to write a letter to my own mother. I will leave her name out of this, but just know this is for you.
I often want you to know how courageous and brave you are. I want you to know how much I appreciate you for everything you have done, and everything you continue to do for me and the girls. I often find myself calling you multiple times a day. You always answer. I actually worry when you don’t answer.
If I could ask you one question, I think it would be: How did you become so successful at being an adult? Being a mom? How do you find balance… I ask myself this question everyday. I honestly am always complaining. I have the worst budgeting skills. I am always in the negative, yet somehow I always have a few dollars to my name. If I didn’t have you, I wouldn’t have any finances, but that’s another letter all together.
If I didn’t have you, I don’t know if I would be as strong as I am. When everything goes wrong, you are the one I confide in. When a person grows older, I feel their mom is really their best friend. I hope I can have the same relationship, if not better, with my own girls that I have with you.
I hope they don’t try and run from me as a mother. I hope I never have to deal with L dying her red hair. Because once she dyes it, she won’t get it back. I hope I never have to deal with my daughters calling me names like we called you names when we were kids. I hope my children grow up with loving aunts and uncles like I did from your side of the family.
I got my love of coffee and reading from you. I want you to know, I will try to be better in the years to come. I am now an adult. I need to start acting like one. Sadly, I would like to be a child once again. Unfortunately, that’s not in the cards for me. I need to raise them instead.
Thank you for molding me into the mother that I am today. Thank you for the patience you have instilled in me. Thank you for the kindness, and super heart that I have because of you.
I love you Mom.