A Thank You To The Best Mom I Could Have Asked For

A Thank You To The Best Mom I Could Have Asked For

This thank you is way overdue.

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Dear Mom,

I can't even begin to express how grateful I am to have won the Mom game entirely with you. I couldn't have asked for anyone better because I already have the best mom ever.

Throughout my whole life, you've always been my biggest cheerleader. No matter how small or great the victory, you have always been the first person to congratulate me and get just as excited as I am. Even though I'm away at college, you're still this person for me.

On the other hand, every time something doesn't go my way or I get hurt or I'm upset, you're there too. You're mad and sad and upset right along with me. You're here to dislike all of the people I dislike.

In addition, you're the best friend that I could have asked for. Whenever I want to go get food or Starbucks, you're the first volunteer. When I want to have a scary movie marathon, you're there for that too (and probably the only one that ends up awake to tell me what happens at the end of the movie). I always get so excited to come home and hang out with you.

No matter how far away I am, you're still the first one to text me and give me all of the local tea and to listen to all of my minor inconveniences throughout the day. I never feel like I'm very far away from you.

I know that you don't get to choose your mom; it's just the luck of the draw. But if given the choice of anyone, I'd still choose you a million times over.

Thank you for being the wonderful mom that you are. Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for making me the person I am today. I can never fully express how grateful I am for everything that you do, but I hope this can be a start.

Thank you, Mom. I love you.

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Dear Mom, Now That I'm Older

A letter to the woman who made me the woman I am today.
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Dear Mom,

Now that I'm older, I definitely appreciate you a lot more than I did as a kid. I appreciate the little things, from the random text messages to constantly tagging me on Facebook in your "funny" photos and sending me pins of stuff I like on Pinterest. Now that I'm older, I can look back and realize that everything I am is all because of you. You've made me strong but realize it's okay to cry. You've shown me how a mother gives everything to her children to give them a better life than she had, even when she's left with nothing. And, most importantly you've taught me to never give up and without this, I would not be where I am today.

Mom, now that I'm older, I realize that you're the best friend I'm ever going to have. You cheer me on when I try new things and support me in deciding to be whatever person I want to be. Thank you for never telling me I can't do something and helping me figure out ways to be the best woman I can be. Your love for me is unconditional. They say true, unconditional love can only come from God, but mom, I think you're a pretty close second.

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Now that I'm older, I don't get to see you as much. But not seeing you as much just makes the times I do get to see you the absolute best, and I look forward to it every time. Now that I'm older, I'm not going to live at home. But, I promise to always come back because I know the door is always open. Your house is always going to be my home, and no other place is going to be the same.

Now that I'm older, I realize how much I miss you taking care of me. I miss you making me dinner, making sure I was doing well in school, and taking me to endless appointments. I miss you waking me up for school and then waking me up again because I didn't listen the first time.

But, Mom, now that I'm older, I can see all that you've done for me. I can look back and see how big of a brat I was but you still loved me (and let me live) anyways. I can understand why you did certain things and frankly, you're one bada** of a woman.

To have you as my mom and my best friend has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. So, Mom, now that I'm older, thank you, for everything.

Love,

Your Daughter

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An Open Letter To My Mom

Thank you for everything that you've done for me

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Dear Mum,

My friends call us the Gilmore Girls, which is funny because I am pretty sure that you can't stand that show. My friends constantly tell me how they are so in love with the pairing of the two of us because we seem to like the perfect mother-daughter duo.

I don't think that I ever thought of it that way, I always just thought of us as just you and me, and nothing else to it. But now as I step back and really think of it I realize how amazing our relationship is in comparison to those of other mothers and daughters.

I love that we can just hang out, go on coffee runs, spend an obscene amount of time in Marshalls and it truly never gets old and I don't think it ever will. I think that I took for granted all of the time that we spent together. I realized when I came to college this year how different things were going to be from this point on.

From now on when I come to stay in the house I will technically be a "visitor" and that is really strange to think. It is kind of weird going home and now having to plan time to spend with you because I can't just wake up and see you everyday. Now whenever we are together I feel like our relationship has shifted from being a mother and her child to two friends and it is honestly the best thing ever.

It makes me so happy that I can come to you about anything like I were to go to any of my other best friends.

Also, that's another thing I want to thank you so much for just always knowing what to say. I tend to get extremely flustered all the time while always getting wrapped up in situations that I should not be in. You are just there waiting with a step by step plan on how I can fix what I am doing to make it all better.

It is a typical "mother" quality to give advice, but you take it to a whole new level and lord knows I need that.

It is actually so crazy how you manage to do so much for not only for me, but also for Dad and Craig. You go out of your way to do anything for us. Once you said something and it has always stuck with me, you said "It is my job I do things for my husband and for my kids", call it old fashion, call it whatever you want.

I have always thought of what you said as a line that emphasizes how selfless you are. You put everyone and anything before yourself and I don't think I could ever really repay you for that.

On top of taking care of the entire family you also manage to work a full time job and be a complete boss. I always joke around and call you a girl boss, but it is so true. Whenever you're on work phone calls I am so mesmerized by how professional that you sound and how hard you work.

I believe that you have made me have such a strong work ethic because you have made the perfect role model my whole life. You have pushed me to do what I have to do to succeed. Always fight for my grades, never take no for an answer, and really just do not stop until I get what I want.

I credit you for all of my successes especially everything that I did in high school that led me to Syracuse.

Everything that I am is because of you. You have shaped me into the person that I am today and I don't even know what I can even say other than thank you. Thank you for helping me, thank you for telling me when I'm doing something wrong, thank you for pushing me to do better, and thank you for being my best friend, I love you.

Love,

Anna

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