Dear Mom, Here is What I need You to Know This Mother’s Day

Dear Mom,

It’s hard to express in words my gratitude for you. As I grow older, I realize each and every day how much you had to give up for me to have everything I did and currently do.

Your selflessness is astonishing and I hope I can be like that with my future children. Even on the days, you felt like no one cared or you felt the least loved, you always put me first. I’m sorry for the pain I put you through as a child, and still put you through to this day… Because now I see how much you truly love me and why you did and do everything you do.

I miss the nights of back rubs, hugs and kisses and the “I love you so much, sleep good” talks before bed. It always seemed to remind me how loved and cared for I was, especially on the days I needed it the most.

It’s hard being an adult and not have those comforting things I used to look over as a child. Especially, on the hard days, but I want to thank you for being a mom who makes me miss that.

Thank you for showing me every day you loved me. You helped me grow into the strong young woman I am today. Without those “I love you, sweetie, no matter what you do or how mad you make me” speeches, I don’t think I would be where I am today.