24 Reasons My Mom Is The Best

24 Reasons My Mom Is The Best

19. She's the cool mom.

Thinking about where I am now and who I've become the past 18 years of my life, I reference back to my mom and all that she's done for me. Sure, we have our arguments sometimes, but nothing will ever tear away the bond that we have with each other. Over the past 18 years, she has been the most influential person, shaping me into the woman I am today. For the past 18 years, I've been lucky enough to have a woman to look up to and to have a best friend who's always there. So thanks, Mom. I just wanted to give you all the reasons why you're the best.

1. She's always someone to talk to...even when I'm at my worst and annoying the hell out of her

Thanks for always listening to me...even when I talk 70mph.

2. She makes the best food

Truly. The best.

3. She taught me how to do laundry (thankfully) and still does it for me sometimes

Thanks for doing my laundry up until I was like 14. Thanks for doing it when I bring home a bunch from college, too.

4. She is always straight up with me

You tell me when I need to fix my hair or when my outfit isn't good. Or when I need to set my priorities straight or try to get a better grade next time.

5. She is the hardest working person I know

You've always balanced your job, me and my sister, our two pets, keeping the house orderly, and any other thing going on in your life in a correct and fashionable manner. I couldn't appreciate it more.

6. She is the most caring woman I know

Moms always should be and they always will be.

7. She is always thinking of other people

You're the only person I've met in my entire life that cares for other people as much as you do. You always put others first and your thoughtfulness and kindness toward others will always be something I admire.

8. She takes care of me when I'm sick

Even when I'm 15 minutes away at school, you always tell me what I can do to feel better and you always take care of me when I'm sick at home.

9. She takes me on spontaneous vacations

Whether it's the two week West Coast trip to tour colleges and see Taylor Swift or the week long Texas vacation to see Taylor Swift, she's always ready to go and ready for something new.

10. She raised me to become who I am today

Two words: Thank you.

11. She gave me boundaries and rules from a young age

Although I hated them in high school and they can still get on my nerves now, I know you're looking out for me and I'm thankful for that.

12. She loves my friends as much as I do

Her third, fourth, fifth, etc. kids.

13. She hates that I say this, but she's my true best friend

You're the only person who will always hang out with me when my friends can't, so thanks.

14. She is actually really funny

I hate to admit it, but it's true.

15. She understands my love for food

Thanks for understanding when I order a bunch of food when we go out to eat or get seconds and thirds when you make dinner. Only you get it.

16. ...and clothes

I try not to, but I just love them so much. Thank God you're not the mom that would make me return them if you were mad I bought them.

17. She is the best bargain shopper I know

I mean...who else could buy $100 boots for $3?

18. She is supportive of (mostly) everything I do

Thanks for letting me decide what college I wanted to go to, and thanks for letting me come home whenever. Thanks for letting me see Taylor Swift eight times in concert and for taking me to both Texas and Arizona to see her. Thanks for letting me go to the midnight premier of all of the "Twilight" and "Hunger Games" movies when I was younger. Thanks for letting me make my own decisions and thanks for supporting me through it all!

19. She's the cool mom

Again, hate to admit it...but it's true. You are a pretty cool mom.

20. She makes me happy/smile

Whether it's calling or texting to see how my day was, or making sure I get back to my dorm safe. Or giving me money to go get food, or taking me out to eat. Even just hanging out with me. It makes me really happy.

21. She's always looking out for me

Whether it's calling me and talking to me on my entire walk back to my dorm, or making sure I ate dinner or making sure I got to my friends safely, you've always been the one to care the most.

22. She is proud of me

Thanks for being proud of everything I've accomplished thus far. I only hope I continue to grow and make you more proud.

23. She makes me proud

I know it's hard to raise two kids by yourself and even harder to let them go off to college. I know life gets hard sometimes, but you never let it stop you from living life to it's fullest.

24. And last but not least, she loves me. No matter what

Thanks for dealing with me at my worst and loving me unconditionally no matter what. Thanks for always being there for me and always having my back.

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A Thank You Letter To My Mom On Her Birthday

An open letter to thank my mother which will hopefully cause others to thank their own.

Mothers are a true gift, and to those of us who are blessed with wonderful mothers who are still in our life, we must know and appreciate our luck.

And to those who have known but lost a wonderful mother, I am devastated for you, and only hope you hold dear the good and happy times. Today I want to use this platform I have to thank my wonderful mom for all the joy she brings not only to me but to the world itself. I hope that many of you can read this and thank your moms for the same things!

Dear Mom,

On your birthday, I want you to know the things I am thankful to you for. I am thankful for your always unwavering support, I am thankful for your unconditional love, and your countless laughs. I am thankful for you taking the time to explain new concepts to me when I was younger and even still today. I am thankful for how you carefully took the time to tend my every need, before you ever even considered taking care of your own.

I am thankful for the countless nights you got up with me when I wasn't feeling well. And for the nights you took my temperature every hour to make sure the fever was going down, and giving up your own birthday the year I had the stomach virus. Thank you for being there for me through all the tough points in my life, and for putting up with all of the unnecessary teenage angst I put you through.

Thank you for being the most positive person I know. Thank you for smiling through everything, thank you for singing through the house. Thank you for making me, and everyone else that you know smile, and remember the positivity and blessings in their life. Thank you for being the light in everyone's life, you are even more than the light, you are the sun.

Thank you for Netflix binges, for all the laughs we have shared, for the inside jokes we have, for being there through countless, and usually stressful, shopping trips, and for being my mom.

On your birthday, I hope you know the light you bring to the world and how much the people around you appreciate it. I hope you know how your gratitude to waiters, all retail workers, and anyone you meet throughout the day contributes so positively to the lives they lead. You make people's day wherever you go, everyone is better off for knowing you and I feel so lucky that a person like that is my mother.

Happy Birthday Mommy. Another year of spreading positivity, spreading love, and spreading happiness. I love you with my whole heart. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Love,

Your grateful daughter, always.

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10 Thank You's Our Parents Deserve Every Day

So thank you Mom and Dad for everything you do everyday and in the background in order to make your children's lives better and easier.

Being away at college really puts people's lives into perspective. There is so much we take advantage of everyday without realizing it, and only really notice when it is gone. So, thank you Mom and Dad for everything you do everyday and in the background in order to make your children's lives better and easier.

Here are 10 reasons to tell your parents "thank you":

1. For your endless support.

Through the good and bad, you're always right there, reminding us that we are never alone. No one else in the world is there like you guys are, constantly offering a shoulder to cry on or reminding us how strong we are.

2. Guidance.

We can always turn to you for help and know you will be there to help us onto the right path. You give advice no other friend can, and for that we are eternally grateful. You make big life decisions seem easy and small and couldn't do life without you.

3. Spoiling us even if we don't always deserve it.

If we can't afford something, you find a way to make it happen. And if we want something, after a while it'll appear once we learn that things are just things and the difference between a want and a need. Thanks for letting us get some of our wants, even if we really didn't need it or if we yelled at you the day before.

4. Accepting us for who we are.

Not everyone in the world will appreciate us or even like us. But no matter how weird or quirky we can be, you accept us. No matter our flaws, you accept us. And no matter how many mistakes we make, you've always accepted us. Thank you for doing what no one else could.

5. For Forgiveness.

Thank you for leaving our mistakes in the past and letting us be better in the future.

6. For teaching us everything we know.

There's a lot of things we can't learn in school, and you guys taught us all of it. Anything from speaking to cooking, or how to build relationships. We learned it all from you.

7. Putting a meal on the table every night.

Even when you work till 9 pm, you still manage to have a full family meal on the table every single night. Parents are actually just superheroes in disguise.

8. Cooking and getting all of our favorite foods during holiday breaks.

Its the best feeling in the whole world after dining hall food and Ramen Noodles. Thank you.

9. Hugs.

Parents just give the best hugs in the whole world, the kind that instantly make you feel happy and warm on the inside. Nothing compares.

10. Loving us unconditionally.

Thank you for doing the one thing in the world no one else can. Your unconditional love has helped us through bad friendships, rough days, and the endless mistakes we are bound to make. Thank you for your love.


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