500 Words from A Teenage Girl to Her Mother
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500 Words from A Teenage Girl to Her Mother

Yes, I still need you.

500 Words from A Teenage Girl to Her Mother
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Dear Mom,

I hope you know I really hate you sometimes, but while I am hating you, I am loving you. You are the best support system a girl could ever know. Thank you for believing in me all the times no one else did, and for pushing me to be the best version of myself. Although when you are pushing me I sometimes want to push you off a cliff, I know you only want what is best for me.

You know me better than anyone else, and I forget that a lot.

Thank you for always listening to me complain about life, making sure I wake up on time, reminding me when to stop being a bitch and for always reminding me that something better is coming along.

I know that when I tell you something important that no one else is ever going to hear it. No one knows my biggest pet peeves and what makes me the most happy more than you. I always know that anyone who ever hates me is always going to get the hate look from you, and I can always count on you to cheer me up or to let me know when to pull myself together.

Thank you, always for recording my favorite TV show when I forget to, and for sending me recipes of hassleback potatoes on Pinterest. I can always count on you to come up with the most ridiculous food ideas to ever exist.

Thank you for giving me some of your best traits. For giving me the strength to handle anything that life throws at me and for never babying me. You always push me to exceed my full potential and as much as it makes me want to rip my, and your, hair out sometimes, I know I wouldn't be the person I am today without you.

Thank you for giving me the gift of my siblings. I see qualities of you in each of them that never fail to put a smile on my face. When the day comes that you're gone, I know you'll still be around through them. I couldn't imagine my life without my eternal bestfriends. Although some days I dream of it, I couldn't imagine this crazy life without them. I can never repay you for making us so close and creating such a great relationship between us. Thank you for not being that mom that just makes siblings coexist and only do stuff on the holidays or pretend to like each other when Aunt Suzy is coming for the weekend.

I could go on for days about the things you do for me and this family, but I am sure there is some dish in the sink you will go crazy about when you get home. Therefore:

No thank you or action I could say or do could even measure to the number of sacrifices and what you do for our family everyday. Just always know, I would be lost and hungry without you. As I enter one of the biggest chapters and transitions in my life right now, I need you the most. I always promise that I am sorry, and I never mean to hurt you, and yeah, I'll be less of a bitch next time.

With the most love,

Your loving, bitchy teenage daughter

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