A Letter To My Mom On Her Birthday
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Happy Birthday, Mama

Have an amazing day filled with love, laughter, and happiness.

Happy Birthday, Mama
Katelyn Patthana

January 18th, a brand new day filled with endless opportunities and of course an amazing day to celebrate because it's your birthday! Generous. Smart. Caring. Strong. Hardworking. Those are words that come to mind when I think of you. The kind of woman I would love to grow up to be. You always put others first, never looking to be the center of attention, but today is all about you! You deserve to have it all after everything you have done for Andrew, Dad, and me. Mom, you were there when I mumbled my first word and when I took my first step. You were there when I won my first sectionals and when I sobbed over my first heartbreak. You were there when I received my high school diploma and when I moved into my college dorm. Now here you are texting me "good night" every night because of our three-hour distance.

Not only are you my mom, but you are also my best friend. Someone I could always laugh and cry with while watching dumb movies. Someone I could always talk to when I feel lost in this big world. Although I'm living on my own, preparing for my future career and life, I know I'll always be your little girl in your eyes. Just know that where ever life takes me, it was all because of the hard work and sacrifice from you and dad. Even if I'm a plane ride away, you both taught me the importance of family. Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind and forgotten. Can you guess where it's from? Yep, "Lilo and Stitch!" Hopefully, by then, I'll be able to fly you both and Andrew out to where ever I am. Remember, I wouldn't be the person I am today without you guys.

Thank you x one million for all of the love, support, and motivation. You make me want to better myself every day. There aren't enough thank you's and hugs in this world to give to you and dad, but I promise I'll make you both proud just wait. (:

I love you and happy birthday,


P.S. Enjoy the sushi and tiramisu!

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