It is your birthday today and I am so glad I got to come home for the weekend to spend some time with you. You've been on this earth for 42 years and luckily you have had the best daughter ever for almost 20 years of that.
Even though I got you a card there is only is so much space to write about how much you have an impact on my life. So here is an article in celebration of you mom. Stop coming into the living room while I'm trying to write this, geez woman.
You have always been hard on me growing up. Every time I would mess up you would make sure you would straighten me out, but you never left without telling me you love me and that you want the best for me. I've probably called you every name in the book out of anger. I said I hated you plenty of times especially back in middle school when I thought I knew everything. Well, I sure was wrong. You are one heck of a mom and I wish I would have let you know that earlier on in life.
You are the strongest person I have ever met. You never usually tell me the struggles you are facing because you don't want to stress me out with it, or that it isn't important. There are always these silent battles you face and I can see it in your eyes. Mom, you can confide in me. If I can vent and rant to you all day I can only expect you to do the same. I want you to tell me if your day was awful or that it was great. I want you to be able to tell me that you've been down on yourself or that you're lonely. Whatever problems you may be facing I want you to know that I am always just a phone call away.
Not only have I been blessed with the world's most beautiful mother I have the privilege of calling her my best friend. There aren't many people out there that have a relationship quite like ours. When I say that she knows everything about me I am not lying. What's so amazing is that she never passes judgment. I never have to be afraid of telling her anything because I know no matter how bad it is she will never treat me any differently. My gosh, this woman is brutally honest, though. She may never judge you but she will give you her opinion and sometimes it will hurt your feelings. I'm okay with that though because she really does know what is best for me. It may take me a few days to realize it once I'm done being upset at her for hurting my feelings but she is always right.
There are times at night where I think that I would be dead in a ditch somewhere if it hadn't been for my parents. Don't get me wrong, my dad is amazing and has been the best father for my brother and I. A bond between a mother and her daughter is unlike any other bond. What she doesn't know is that she has saved my life and that's not an exaggeration. I will go through phases where my depression is so bad to where I won't eat and miss class, a point to where I am so done trying. But it is like she knows exactly when to send me a text or call me. She always knows how to make me better and I know if I didn't have this type of relationship with her I don't know where I would be. Probably in that ditch.
My mom is such a blessing in my life and I cannot even begin to find all the words to say how much I love and adore her. She said that it has been easy being a good mom because she has good kids, well how does she think we become good kids? You and dad had worked your tails off my whole life to provide for our family, I am forever grateful to have an amazing role model as a mom. If I can be even half the mom that you are one day I know I will be successful.
Happy Birthday, mom. I hope you enjoy your coffee mug that I bought you and this article.
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