Before I begin, I need to wish my mom a Happy Birthday. I love you more than you'll ever know and you deserve only the best of birthdays.
Every kid knows how difficult it is to decide what to give to their mom on their birthday, or any other holiday. What do you get the woman who literally gave life to you? A gift card just won't do.
Sure, you could get your mom a mug, a sweater, some flowers, but none of these things really encompass the love and appreciation you have for your mother. And you certainly can't buy anything at a store that amounts to how much she deserves. So this year, I'm going to start by thanking my mum.
Thank you for bringing me into this world. For carrying me for nine months and taking care of me every day after that. Thank you for my home cooked meals. Thank you for your hugs and advice. Thank you for your encouragement and honesty, and thank you for wiping my face when I ugly-cry. Thank you for driving me everywhere I've ever needed to go, and thank you for being outside when I need to be picked up somewhere. Thank you for helping me with everything from homework, to hair, to taxes. Thanks for surprising me with a new shirt after a day of shopping. Thank you for thinking of me on your way home and calling me to ask if I want an iced coffee while you're out. Thank you for getting me another blanket in the middle of the night when I'm cold, and turning on the fan when I'm hot. Thank you for taking care of me when I'm sick, and even when I'm fine. Thank you for watching movies with me and making me hot chocolate. And most importantly, thank you for loving me.
Mom, all the birthday celebrations in the world are not enough to express my gratitude for you and all that you do for me. I wish you the best day ever. I love you so much.
And don't worry, I have a real gift wrapped to give to you too. xoxo