Dear Mom, You Inspire Me
Start writing a post
Featured

Dear Mom, You Inspire Me

A formal thank you for the countless life lessons and constant love

2118
Dear Mom, You Inspire Me
Liv Michota

Dear Mom,

Throughout my life, you have taught me many lessons. You taught me that "life is too short to waste your time matching socks" and to always keep "my side of the street clean." You taught me how to microwave black coffee to the perfect temperature, how to use a curtain rod as a wine bottle opener, and how to walk confidently in heels. I learned how to photograph the best moments, how to build the most beautiful miniature Christmas village, and how to cook family meals by watching you. But, beyond all of that, you have shown me how to learn, lead, and love through embracing the obstacles life has thrown at you.

You are a badass. At only 22 years old, you left your home country of Wales to pursue your dreams in America. Leaving everything you once knew behind, you started working as an intensive care travel nurse in Florida. From there, you continued to push yourself. Accumulating experience in roles such as forensic consultant, assistant nurse manager, and even president, you have done it all. Not only are you a nurse actively working to improve the public health care system, but you are also always looking to learn by trying new things. At 50 years old, you attend Brazilian jujutsu classes just because you can. You take on a new home improvement project because you are always trying to make things better. Mom, you taught me the importance of developing knowledge not only through academics but through life.

In illustrating the value of education, you also taught me how to lead. You know how to command a room. You walk as if nothing could ever stop you, and after 19 years, I honestly don't think anything can. Exuding confidence, you inspire others to execute tasks above expectations. Your competency shines through your ideas and your emotional intelligence is emphasized by the connections you make with your staff. I have personally seen the physical and mental drain on your face after a 12-hour shift. Additionally, I have personally seen you get up less than 8 hours afterward to do the entire thing over again. Mom, you taught me that being a leader is being someone who is intelligent, compassionate, and strong.

However, the most valuable lesson you taught me is how to love. No family is perfect, and ours doesn't even happen to come close, but we have you. Despite my brothers' and I's serious and not-so-serious mistakes, you have loved us unconditionally. You make an effort to express how much you love us not only through words but also through action. You prepare my favorite meals when I come home. You remember who my friends are and ask about them. You send me Facebook posts that remind you of me - I could go on and on. Even the littlest actions emphasize the extent of your love - being the type of friend who drops everything to help. Sacrificing your wants for your children and by filling our home with acceptance, you have taught me how to love.

I love you always and unconditionally. Thank you for being your beautiful self.

Love,

your daughter

Report this Content
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

77348
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

47763
loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets
StableDiffusion

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less
Adulting

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

978028
Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments