I realize that you have been on the receiving end of a lot of
criticism from me so on this day; I wanted to say, Happy
Mother’s Day Mother. I wish to say thank you for the gift
of life you gave me 37 years ago. I thank you for deciding
to go it alone instead of having the wrong man in my life. I
thank you for your perseverance in raising me with no
financial help from said man; I know how difficult it was
for you. I thank you for keeping me safe as possible despite
the obstacles we faced. I thank you for teaching me
manners and what it means to be a woman of integrity. I
thank you for always complimenting me on my views and
ideas and most (well, a lot) of the choices I have made in my
life. I thank you for helping to build my self confidence and
for always saying you love me no matter what. I thank
you for making sure I had a relationship with
my father’s family.
I want to say thank you for always telling me what a good
mother I am.
I want to say thank you most of all for acknowledging my
feelings and understanding why I have them and for
realizing that words have power.
I want you to know how much you matter and
that I love you