“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” ―Washington Irving

Mom's are pretty cool people. They love you, support you, and want the best for you. They will be your best friend, and worst enemy when necessary. They love you unconditionally, even through the fights, and arguments.

Luckily, I have the best mom around. I am blessed enough to be able to consider her being my best friend. For the week of Thanksgiving, I decided to write about what I am most thankful for.

Dear Mom,

Thank you for everything you have ever done for me. You have taught me everything, from my attitude, to my strong will. You have stuck by my side, even when I was going against every thing you were telling me. I am lucky enough to say that you and I are close, and I have no idea where I would be without our relationship.

You have always supported my dreams, and my will to get out of our small town. I found two quotes that describe you perfectly, and to let you know that you have done everything right.

“Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” —Barbara Kingsolver

and

“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” —Dorothy Canfield Fisher.

This brings me to my topic:

Thank you for being okay with me growing up. I know it makes you sad, but you are just as excited as I am when it comes to my future. I will always need you, but you have taught me to be independent. When I get on my own, I will not have to depend on other people for happiness, self confidence, or stability.

Watching you through the years has taught me to be strong. You are the strongest person I know, and I am so proud to say that I learned that from you. I am able to pick myself back up, because you showed me how. You have always kept a brave face, and that is one of the things I admire most about you.

I cherish every memory we have together. I will always remember our countless nights of binge watching our current show, and all of our days of solid baking. You are my Walmart buddy, best friend, and Netflix partner. I am so lucky to call you my mother, and I will forever be grateful for you.

Love always,

Kenzie