A Letter To Mom On Valentine's Day

A Letter To Mom On Valentine's Day

Love from mom is one of the best things a girl can ever have.
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Dear Mom,

Happy Valentine’s Day! I just wanted to let you know that no matter how old I get, I won’t stop finding special ways to let you know how much I love you, and I will try my best to get especially creative on holidays such as these. Some people find the excess of candy and stuffed animals that fill the stores this time of year annoying, but we’ve always enjoyed the displays. Hell will surely freeze over before the day comes that one of those adorable teddy bears won’t be purchased as a “just because” gift. How can someone not be happy with something soft to hug?

There’s always a lot of bitterness that is floating around during this time of year, especially about relationship status. I think many people must have forgotten the days of childhood when Valentine’s Day was a day we all showed our classmates a little love, indiscriminately. No doubt, it is a great feeling to have a romantic Valentine, but there is so much more to love than just the romantic aspects of it.

I’d like to take the time to thank you, mom -- to thank you for letting me know what it feels like to be unconditionally loved. Your love has served as my rock for as long as I can remember, keeping me grounded and giving me the confidence I needed to shoot for the stars. Whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed, you help me see the situation from a different (and more manageable) perspective. Whenever I’m feeling vulnerable, you remind me of my value. No matter what holes I’ve managed to fall into, you’ve always helped me see the light and find the strength to climb out.

Now, this doesn’t mean that you are a cheerleader who always tells me what I want to hear; you will tell it like it is, and you are always honest with me. If you don’t have a good feeling about a guy I’m with, you won’t hesitate to tell me. But, when that same guy stands me up on a date, you won’t mock me with an “I told you so,” but rather, you will greet me with a “you look too good not to go somewhere." Knowing what it feels like to be loved like that is an indescribably beautiful experience. You showed me the correct way someone is supposed to be loved.

I remember when we first started watching "Gilmore Girls" together. Man, was that our show. What made it comical was how similar our relationship was to that portrayed in the show. Everyone else in our lives saw it too. I’m able to (and want to) tell you everything because I know you never judge me and you always find a way to help me understand my life a bit better. We hang out a lot because we always find a way to have an awesome time together and the conversations between us never cease.

A relationship like that comes once in a life time and our bond has never been out of any sort of blood obligation. If I had the choice of who my mother would be, I would choose you a million times over. I am thankful for our relationship, and I will never be too old to give you a Valentine’s Day shout out.

With love,

Sarah

RIP Mom

4/6/71-10/13/15

Cover Image Credit: Flavor Wire

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A Thank You To My Boyfriend's Family

Because you are so important to him, you are important to me.
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This one isn't easy to sit down and write because nothing I could say would do all of you justice in the way that I would hope I could. These are just words, but I hope that I am able to always show my thank you to you by treating him like the prince he is.

I can replay the moment of meeting each and every one of you all over and over in my head like it was yesterday. I was so extremely nervous every single time and I was trying to gather all the "right" things to say that would leave a good, first-lasting impression and that at the end of the day, you all would like me.

I think one of the most important basis and hopes in my relationship is that my significant other's family likes who I am. This is so important to me because whatever is important to him is equally important to me and your thoughts of me are crucial to our relationship.

The second I walked in the door, I was overwhelmed—overwhelmed with such a love. I had no idea at that point in time just how much you would all mean to me and how thankful I am for all of you!

Thank you for constantly making me laugh and feel at home.

Whenever I'm coming over for a family gathering or just to hang out, I know right off that I am walking into a world of laughter and good times are right beside that. You are all so entertaining and always have a good story to tell me. I can't name one time where I didn't feel like I was home.

And I appreciate the sweet, embarrassing photos and stories about my boyfriend that you all share with me! Even if it is by a photo, I have a glimpse of what his life has always been like thanks to each and every one of you individually.

Thank you for sharing your special moments in life with me.

You don't ever have to, but you invite me anyway. Whether it's just a family gathering, a birthday, or a holiday, I am thankful to have spent those times celebrating these moments in life alongside such amazing people. It's humbling and heartwarming to be a part of memories so unforgettable that you all share and that you have welcomed me to be a part of. They are days that I will never forget and have a place in my heart forever.

Thank you for always being there for him.

Since we have started dating, I have watched the way that you guys love him. I have watched the individual relationships and moments that you share with him make a difference in who he is. I have seen you all love and support him, no matter what he was doing.

With everything that comes along in life, this has been a simple reminder of an unconditional, loving, sacrificing family that is also the best support system. You are not only impacting him, but me, too.

Thank you for welcoming me in like your own.

Whenever you have to brave up and meet your significant other's family, I can say, for myself, that I didn't know what to expect. As I'm sure, none of you did when meeting me. Today, I catch myself wondering why I even worried in the first place. You all have welcomed me in your own ways and made me feel right at home. It is not always easy to do that with just anyone, but you have all taken the time to get to know me. And now I know that if I ever needed anything, I can call one of you.

Thank you for letting me date him.

I am most thankful for this. Thank you for sharing him with me and giving me a chance to show you all how important he is to me. I never thought that I would luck out and meet someone as special, kind, and wonderful as he is, but I did.

You have supported our relationship, given me a chance to love him, and welcomed me to new adventures in love and family. I have the upmost gratitude for each of you. You are the most wonderful, welcoming, and loving family. I am overjoyed to be able to experience just a glimpse of this life with him and with all of you.

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This Is The Type Of Alcohol You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Time to get white girl wasted.

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While many choose to ignore their zodiac sign and don't partake in the daily reading of their horoscope, there's no doubt that your astrological sign has something to do with the way that you act.

This being said, I took the liberty of researching all of the zodiac signs and applying them to some of our favorite (and least favorite) alcohols.

Regardless of what you choose to read about and believe, take a minute to read below, because you'll probably be shocked at how "you" it is.

Aries (March 21 - April 19): Moonshine

Aries are known to be independent, leaders, passionate, motivated, and are always "chiefs" instead of "Indians". All things considered, moonshine is the perfect alcohol to describe an Aries. In its purest form, it is the alcohol that broke us into the world of libations. Moonshine has a bold, strong front, which I believe can also be said about many Aries people.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Red Wine

At their core, Tauruses are trustworthy, ambitious, intelligent, and well-intentioned people. Much like Tauruses, red wine is a trustworthy go-to of many, especially housewives looking for a late-night drink. Red wine is often enjoyed by people with a higher taste level, as the flavors can be analyzed and have much more depth. While red wine can be considered a higher-end beverage, there are also plenty of cheap wines (going back to Tauruses being generally down-to-earth people). As a whole, red wine and Tauruses go hand-in-hand.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20) : Vodka

Geminis are often described as dynamic, outgoing, quick-thinkers, and overall well-rounded people. For these reasons, vodka is the best alcohol to embody Geminis. Vodka is easily the most versatile of the alcohols, making it easily relatable to Geminis. Much like Geminis, vodka can come in just about any variety, can adapt, and can also be mixed with many things (just like Gemini's capability to work their way into any and all social situations). Overall, vodka's ability to adjust makes it extremely relatable to Geminis.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Craft Beer

With traits such as a strong intuition, being emotional, a deep personality, and occasionally being stand-offish, Cancers and craft beer truly relate deeply. Much like cancers, craft beers can often seem intimidating at first, but once you are introduced, your world is changed for the better. Cancers and craft beers are often difficult to understand and there are many different sides to them. Their varying types and flavors are expansive and what they have to offer varies.

Leo (July 23 - August 22): Fireball

Leo's traits of interest include warmth and kindness, boldness, courage, a high self-esteem, and intelligence. Fireball is bold and intense, and offers courage to those who choose to drink it. Its pungent flavor relates to the strong personality of Leos, whether that be for better or worse. Leos and fireball are open to all but can sometimes be an acquired taste.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Cheap Beer

Overall, Virgos are thought to be kind and smart, and will always lend a hand to someone in need. They are the ones that want to get the job done quickly and with little to no difficulty. Much like your cheap beer of choice (perhaps Natural Light, Bud Light, Keystone, or PBR), Virgos get the job done. They know their purpose and are always down to play the game. Virgos are also known to be friends for life, just like the Miller Light that you remember drinking all throughout your college years.

Libra (September 23 - October 22): Champagne

Libras are known for their kindness, intelligence, values of harmony, and are known to bring people together. Champagne contains similar qualities, as it is often drunk at weddings, engagement parties, on New Year's Eve, and generally, events where people are together and having fun. The fizz and bubbles of champagne well represent Libras' tendencies to be aloof and in the clouds. Libras excel at having the middle ground, much like the fact that champagne is the meeting point for many.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Tequila

Many Scorpios are recognized for personality traits like independence, passion, drive, and a hard front protecting their softer emotions. Tequila and Scorpios both seem intimidating at first but have so much more to them than what you initially see. They're reliable and upfront. Much like a bottle of tequila, Scorpios can f*ck you up, but you'll always go back because you love it/them.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Whiskey

Being headstrong, strong-willed, independent, and going against the current are all Sagittarius things. All of these traits are also those of the choice drink for college students and elderly men alike: Whiskey. Much like whiskey, Sags are up-front about things and are proud to be who they are. Both have a "take no shit" kind of attitude and are unapologetically themselves. However, much like a good whiskey, Sagittariuses need some time to age and mature.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Scotch

In their most basic form, Capricorns are smart and hardworking, with their goals always in mind and their eyes set towards better things. Capricorns and Sagittariuses are similar, however, Capricorns are much more goal-driven and have a little more of a head on their shoulders–making them just like scotch. While the main difference between scotch and whiskey is their geographic location, it's no secret that scotch is much more of an acquired taste, much like Capricorns. Capricorns take some getting used to, considering that they always know what they want.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Rum

Aquarius have two fairly different variations: One being fairly sensitive and closed off, while the other is energetic, exciting, and high-energy. In this way, they're extremely similar to some of my best friends, spiced and white rum. Spiced rum's warmth makes you think of a night at home–maybe sitting by a fireplace, reading a book or watching a movie–much like the somber Aquarius. Alternatively, white rum is sure to prepare you for a night out with your friends where you're bound to have a good time–which is easily comparable to the more eccentric of the Aquarius people.

Pisces (February 19 - March ): White Wine

By far the most important and obvious trait for a Pisces is understanding. Other parts of their personalities include being easy-going, accepting, affectionate, and gentle–making them just like a good white wine. While those with a more advanced palate enjoy a red wine, a delicious and crisp white goes down easily and will always be there when you need it. Pisces are more than willing to lend themselves to you in a time of need, just like how white wine will always be there after a breakup or a long day at the office.

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