Dear Mom,

I know I'm not always the best at expressing how I feel, and you might think that I take some of the things you do for granted. The truth is, I'm so used to having an amazing mom that I sometimes forget to thank you for everything you do. I want you to know that I appreciate you, I love you, and I owe all of my success to you. Thank you, Mom. Thank you...

1. For always answering my phone calls (no matter what time it is)

2. For listening to me complain constantly

3. For dealing with my unnecessary attitude

4. For always accepting my apologies

5. For giving the most helpful advice

6. For always telling it like it is, even if it's not what I want to hear

7. For catering to my picky food habits

8. For having the most awesome style (and for the throwback hand-me-downs)

9. For being the best gift-giver of all time

10. For recording our favorite shows and waiting for me to watch them

11. For being the "cool mom"

12. For gossiping with me and my friends

13. For wiping away my tears when life becomes too much

14. For covering me with a blanket when I fall asleep on the couch

15. For always encouraging me to be the best that I can be

16. For putting on a smile even when you aren't feeling up to it

17. For somehow always having all of the answers

18. For teaching me good manners

19. For showing me what it means to love

20. For monitoring my money and teaching me how to save it

21. For keeping tabs on me and showing how much you care

22. For not letting me get my belly button pierced four years ago

23. For encouraging family time on Sundays

24. For making the world's best meatballs and gravy

25. For helping me figure out who and what I want to be

26. For never taking the easy way out

27. For persevering through every difficult situation

28. For giving the best hugs

29. For always putting me first

30. For being the best mom in the whole entire world (I'm not biased or anything)

I love you more, the most, and the best. Happy Mother's Day, you deserve it.