A Thank You Letter To My Best Friend On Mother's Day
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A Thank You Letter To My Best Friend On Mother's Day

Because moms can be best friends, too

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A Thank You Letter To My Best Friend On Mother's Day
Gianna Ellis

A mom is more than someone who you simply call “mom.” A mom is someone who nurtures you unlike no other and is there for you through thick and thin. As the years progress, I am reminded more and more how grateful I am to have you as my mother. You have been there since day one and you’ve done everything in your power to make me into the person that I am today. As your daughter, I am truly blessed to have you in my life and I wouldn’t be the woman I am today without you by my side.

Just like every other mother and daughter, we have had our not-so-good moments with each other. Things have not always been so perfect. However, those moments have made our relationship grow even stronger. Throughout the years, you have been there to help me through all of my milestones. Each memory just adds onto our journey together. There are so many, both good and bad, that will forever remain within my heart. As I look back onto those memories, I can laugh at all of the silly fights we had with each other. I can also smile at the moments when you gave me advice that I still use today. Then there are the moments that we continue to share today. In the end, every memory that I have with you is truly a gem, as I wouldn’t have wanted to share it with anyone else but you.

Our relationship with each other is more of a sisterhood; we know how to push each other’s buttons and when to lend our shoulder to cry on. However, I know that I can come to you with anything, no matter how bad it may be. I know that you are not there to judge me or to punish me, but you are there to mold me into an even better person. I know that in junior-high and high school, I was embarrassed to be constantly attached to your hip. Today, I have no problem with doing so because you do mean a whole to me and I am not afraid to show that. I know that things have not always been so easy. But always know that I love you, even when you are nagging me to go clean my room, because you have truly made me into a better woman.

So thank you for knowing when to be my best friend and when to be my mother. The two of you have made such an impact on my life. I cannot thank you enough for all of the things that you have sacrificed in order to help me. You are truly the greatest mom in the world and I couldn’t be more proud to call you just that. I know that you always tell me not to get you anything on mother’s day, but you more than deserve a huge thank you for all that you do for me. So today, I thank you for being both my mom and best friend. I wouldn’t want to spend this journey with anyone else.

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