Why I love My Mother

Why I love My Mother

She's pretty rad.

The answer is pretty obvious: doesn't everyone love their mom? And while the majority do, there is also part of the world that doesn't.

Fortunately, I am in the former rather than the latter.

My mom is a wonderful human being. She took an adversity of being a single mother and raised me as if the whole world was on her back.

My first year of life kept me in the hospital for a good long time. And it was hard on mom. She fought to stay with me all the time, and feel comfortable. And when expenses got to be too much, that woman got a job down in the city; where she could be close to me and make a living.

The following years brought more hardships. I lived with my grandparents while she worked to support my brother and I. It wasn't an experience I'm willing to trade; however, I did miss out on mom not being at concerts or being able to pick me up after school with the magazine shipment or even be there for bath time.

But now I can see that she taught me so much more being away. I know the value of a dollar and work for what I have and what I want. I know that love doesn't come easy and that family may need to fight for a second chance. I learned that loyalty and knowledge go a long way in this game called life and should not be taken for granted.

Most of all, I learned that my mother is a warrior and that she is the kind of woman that I want to be when I grow up.

Thank you, mom, for the knowledge, love, and sacrifice you have given me for almost 21 years.

I wouldn't be here without it.

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You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

There is no possible way to ever thank you for every thing you have done for me and will continue to do for me. Thank you for being you.

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To The Dad Who Works Out Of Town, Thank You For All You Do

Thank you for everything you do, I wouldn't have the things I do if it wasn't for you.


I want to say Thank you. Thank you for sleeping in hotel beds every night. Thank you for eating sandwiches some days for lunch while I ate my pizza Lunchables in my brand new Hello Kitty lunchbox.

Thank you for taking your truck with no cruise control some weeks for work because I wanted to drive your car. I'm sure driving for four hours straight with your foot on the pedal was pretty boring. Thank you for filling up the car before you let me drive it as well.

Thank you for waking up at 3 and 4 a.m. to head out of town to work and being so quiet while doing so. Thank you for adding lunch money to my account while you're over 100 miles away. Thank you for working sometimes 10-14 days straight without a day off. I can never thank you enough for what you do.

Thank you for filling my truck up in high school every Sunday night before you left for work. Thank you for spending your lunch breaks calling and making orthodontist appointments for me. Thank you for taking days off work to take me to some of these appointments. Thank you for always fitting me in.

While being out of town can make you feel like an absent parent, I promise you are not that. You always make sure to call me during the week. If I'm sick and didn't go to class, you call and check on me. You even call and remind me of things I need to get done like returning my rental book.

If it wasn't for you working out of town, I wouldn't have the luxuries I do now. I want you to know I am thankful for you.

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