Dear Mom

Many times since my Mom passed six years ago, I have thought about her and hoped that she knew how special she was to me.  I was fortunate enough to be with her in her final week of life to tell her how special she was to everyone.  Although I know that this made an impact, I believe that it is more important to let your Mom know how special she is every day. 

As most of you already know, we had a close family, and my parents adopted all of us, five in total as babies.  They are exceptional individuals with hearts full of love given abundantly.  She was a special lady who thought and cared about others even before herself.  

I still have some letters that my Mom wrote to me when I was young.  Especially when I moved from Minnesota to California to explore my dreams, she wrote many times, and I wrote her back.  Today we rarely send letters in the mail.  If I could write a letter to my Mom in her vibrant years, this is how it would go;

Dear Mom,

You have always been a bright shining star in my world, from your loving arms to hugs that mean everything.  I know I dismissed your advice at times because I thought I knew more, only to find that you were right all along.  Regardless of the path I took in life, you were my biggest cheerleader.

I cherish our friendship which is unique to any ever experienced.  I love our talks because they are always unfiltered, never judged, and completely honest.  You always give me your best advice, and no matter what, you have my back. 

You have exemplified a beautiful human being who is loving, giving, caring, and willing to go the extra mile for her friends and family.  You have opened your home and heart to so many over the years, and I know the impact you have had reaches farther than most can see.  

You are a part of my world that makes it both remarkable and complete.  And, today, I celebrate all the things that make you the beautiful person you are.  Happy Mothers Day, Mom.  Thank you for being the perfect example of what Motherhood might look like and the sacrifice it takes to be the best Mom ever!



My affirmation for you this week is:

“I will cherish the memories I have of my Mom and appreciate her every single day."

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