Mom, Thank You!

There’s only one person who has loved you all your life. There’s only one person who from the very second you started existing would do anything for you. There’s only one person who loved you before you even became ‘you’. That one person carried you before you entered the world and kept on carrying you, through the scraped knees, the mean girls, the stressful breakdowns, the broken hearts. She would take pieces of herself in order to piece you back together. She’s the first to believe in you, when no one else does and before even you do.

I can’t think of a single time where my mother wasn’t there for me. It never mattered how tired she was or if she was busy if I needed her she was there. She gets it, she gets me. I’ve tried to explain the way my head and heart works to plenty of people, but my mom is the only person who has ever accepted me fully and has ever come close to understanding. No matter what she’s doing or how tired she is, she puts her kids first.

With that, I want to start by telling you how thankful I am for you. I will never be able to say it enough; THANK YOU! Thank you for everything. I would not be who I am today without you. You fought for me, cried for me, and relentlessly love me. I know we aren't as close anymore but I also know that you will continue to do whatever it takes to make sure I, as well as the family, am taken care of.

I know that sometimes days go by and you feel unneeded or unwanted, but just know that your hard work and your dedication to the family does not go unnoticed. I think about how different things would be if you weren't the forgiving, gracious, and hard-working mother that you are now. You are the strongest woman I've ever met! You have sacrificed your life and your happiness to make sure the lives of your children were better. You are so full of the most pure form of love towards your children and it is the biggest blessing to be loved by you.

You loved me when my words and actions were completely unloveable; therefore, you taught me unconditional love. You hugged me and kissed me when I hurt you; and so, you taught me forgiveness. You believed in my unreachable dreams, you supported me, and you were always there for me. You taught me everything I know including loving myself. Thank you for always listening to my opinions and correcting me when I was wrong.

I know you didn't have much of a choice to put up with me, but the way you chose to do it was in the most loving way possible. It was clear to me that no matter what was going on in your heart; your children were your number one priority. You supported me and pushed me to be the better person. You motivated me to study and to become a good student. You have always found a way to provide even if that meant personal sacrifices. You showed me that it's okay to be myself and that I am the most beautiful me that I'll ever be. You always made sure that I was safe.

You have become my most dear and trusted friend and I am so thankful for you. I hope to be half the woman that you are. You are one classy woman and I hope that one day my daughters will look up to me like I look up to you. Thank you for constantly pushing yourself to be the best mother you can be. I love you, Mom!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

-Having struggled with acne prone skin for years, I was cautious to try a new serum on top of the other products I've come to trust.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Your Social Activism May Actually Benefit From A Cleansing Social Media Detox

In the craziest year of our lives, sometimes there's value in taking a break.

We are living through, unequivocally, one of the most dangerous, unstable, chaotic periods of any of our lives. From COVID-19 to crises of police brutality to the mass exploitation of the poor by mega-corporations, the world outside seems to be looking more dystopic every day. What can be done about it? For many, activism involves heavily posting on social media to keep others aware. However, this comes with a net negative cost — increased levels of anxiety, depression, and hopelessness about the state of the world. Why might this be? After all, in past eras activists have endured comparable and greater levels of abuse and relentless torment from oppressors. Why, now, are people getting so easily burnt out?

Keep Reading... Show less

Reading is a relaxing activity that provides many benefits. Everybody reads books (when they are not watching Netflix, chatting on social media, or making Tik Tok videos) to distract themselves from reality for a while. Many do not realize the positive impact that books have like reducing stress, assisting with sleep, improving cognitively, and strengthening the mind. In honor of National Book Day, there are many great novels that you can read to mark this special holiday. Here are the best ones to check out.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Watch 'Arrested Development' On Netflix

"Her?" Yes, she's an amazing show! (You'll get this joke after you watch the show).


"Arrested Development" is an award-winning sitcom that aired for three seasons on Fox beginning in 2003, and then was picked up by Netflix for a fourth season in 2013, and then again for a final season in 2018.

However, it seems to remain one of the world's most underrated and under-appreciated shows of all time. Although this article alone won't be enough to skyrocket the show to Netflix's top 10, I hope that it will open people's eyes to the value and quality of the show.

Keep Reading... Show less

I have always felt left out because of how I look and who I am. I have always felt like the elephant in the room, literally. I have always been shamed for my size. For the longest time, I cared so much about what I wear and who I wore certain things in front of. I never wanted to wear shirts that would show a lot of my arm, located above my elbow. I wouldn't wear shorts that didn't go to the tip of my knees, at least. I never wore anything remotely tight, where you could see every curve, roll, or imperfection. I was so insecure about myself, and not many of my friends knew.

Keep Reading... Show less

Being a pharmacy technician never held as many risks as it does now. Exposure too hazardous conditions were little to none, and garbing up was only conducted in IV compounding. But, now, in order to give nurses the medications they need to help their patients, they need us, pharmacy technicians.

Keep Reading... Show less

I Asked My Boyfriend His Opinion On Liking Other Girls’ Pictures, And, Spoiler Alert, It's Cheating

"When you get into a relationship and you're in love, you have to realize that liking photos is for the single lifestyle."

Ladies, listen up. If you are in a relationship with a guy and he is liking other girls' pictures on social media, then it's a red flag. A man who can look at someone else and show interest by liking it means he doesn't care about your feelings AT ALL.

Keep Reading... Show less

Celebrities Stealing Designs From Small Fashion Labels Is NOT A Good Look, And They Need To Pay Up

When larger, more established figures or brands steal from lesser-known independent creators, they are taking opportunities away from these creators while also profiting from someone else's work and claiming it as their own.

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B recently collaborated on their new single "WAP," with the music video also being released on Friday. Both Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B posted photos of themselves on Instagram to celebrate the premiere of "WAP." An independent designer quickly noticed that the rappers' matching tops were copies of a top she had designed last year.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

When You Have A Disability, Finding A Job Is Twice As Hard, Believe Me, I Know

We have got to create a safer work environment for people with disabilities.

"My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you from doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically." – Stephen Hawking

Keep Reading... Show less

7 Books That Are NOT In The Young Adult Genre That Will Change Your Life

Young Adult isn't the only genre that exists, so here are seven books that any book lover wanting to try something new will love.

One of the most popular genres in literature that everyone has read at least one book from is Young Adult fiction. Now, I personally can say that, in the past, I have been one of those people that only read from the YA section of the bookstore.
While there is absolutely nothing wrong with just reading one genre, it's good sometimes to venture out of your reading comfort zone into the other book genres of the literary world.

In a previous article, I discussed the importance and power of words. The perfect example of this is literature and its impact on the world. Books have always played a crucial part in human lives, from how we are able to expand our knowledge to how we pass our time.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments