Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Letter To My Mother


Dear Mom,

To express in words everything that you are to me would be like trying to fill the Grand Canyon one grain of sand at a time, and to be honest, I am not sure that is a task I would be able to complete. You mean more to me than words could ever express.

Everything I love about myself comes from you; my out going personality, my ability to strike up a conversation with a stranger, my contagious smile, my sense of humor, and maybe even some of my stubbornness, too. You taught me so much about life; everything from tying my shoes to how to be a good wife. I am proud of the person you have helped me to become.

Mom, you are the most selfless person I know. You are always there to help someone and you do it with out a single complaint. I have told you many times that you are an angel and I still believe it. Your soul and heart are so pure. The love you have for those around you is so unconditional. Anyone who knows you loves you.

I wish I could so something extravagant to show you how much you are appreciated, but I have a feeling you prefer the simpler things. So, let me take this time to thank you.

Thank you for never giving up on me even when the rest of the world did.

Thank you for loving me enough to show me tough love. I can’t imagine how difficult that must have been for you. Your sacrifice saved my life.

Thank you for never giving up on me when I went through that dark period; when loving me must have been like trying to hug a cactus.

Thank you for loving me through all of my rejections of help, love and prayer.

Thank you for your forgiveness.

Thank you for your unwavering support through out our journey through infertility. You don't know how much it means to me to have you lend a hand or an ear.

Thank you for listening to my pain after each negative pregnancy test and for crying with me afterwards.

Thank you for always being positive when I am negative.

Thank you for your words of hope and encouragement when I am ready to give up.

Thank you for always asking about Mike and how he is feeling. So many people forget about him because he is so reserved.

Thank you, for every thing you have done for me, thank you for every thing you have said, and for all the times when you said nothing and just listened.

Thank you for being my chauffeur, my cook, my nurse, my therapist, my confidant and so much more.

Thank you for all those times you let me borrow the vacuum.

Thank you for always being willing to repeat the same recipe to me time after time. You know I tend to lose things.

Thank you for always sending me home with way too many goodies every time I am over to visit.

Thank you for the long, endless, pointless, chats on the phone.

Thank you for always ending every call or visit with the words "I love you". You don't know how many times I needed to hear those exact words, from you!

Thank you for being such a proud mom, grandma and wife.

Thank you for showing me how to be a great mom. You are what a perfect mother looks like. I hope someday I can apply all the things I have learned from you in my own journey of motherhood. 

Thank you for being you.

Thank you for being my mom.

If I ever the get the chance to be a mother, and I am half the mother you are, I will consider my life a complete success.

Happy Mother’s Day.

Love, 
Teresa



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    1. Thank you! I hope you are feeling better! I have been thinking about you!

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  2. both of you look so beautiful!

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  3. What a wonderful letter! I was in tears at the end. It sounds like you and your mother have an amazing relationship and it's so great that you cherish it like you do.

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    1. Thank you! My mom cried too. My dad said she had to stop, and gather herself before she could finish :-) I love my mom. Our relationship was tested for a while... but it made us so much closer!

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  4. This is absolutely beautiful. Your mom is lucky to have you!! xo

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  5. What a beautiful letter! Makes me want to hug my mom...

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  6. What a sweet daughter you are to write such a beautiful letter to your mom. Love this!

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  7. beautiful! I have tears running down my face!!

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  8. That was a truly beautiful letter. Your mom must be very proud to have such a wonderful daughter.

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    1. She wasn't always proud of me. That is for sure! But none of that matters now... I am so lucky to have her!

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  9. You and your mother are two very stunning ladies!

    I love this letter to her and made me tear up.

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  10. Ok so the tears started in the second paragraph. I can see why your mom wants to hang this up. It's beautiful. Love this so much, Teresa.

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