I’d like to wish a happy Mother’s Day to all mothers!
I’m very fortunate to have been raised in a traditional mother, father family household that’s becoming more uncommon in modern society. For Mother’s Day, I’ve decided to write a special thank you letter to my mom letting her know how thankful I am of her.
Hope you all enjoy!
You’ve been such an amazing mother in the short 25 years of my lifetime, and I couldn’t be more thankful.
I’m thankful for your selfless, caring nature. During my best and worst moments, you were there. Whether I was going through tough times, or winning at life, you were there. Wherever, whenever, or whatever it was, no matter the reason, you were there, expecting nothing in return. You’ve been there for me for over twenty years, still counting, and I doubt that’ll ever change.
I’m thankful for your countless displays of kindness. You’ve shown me how quick a smile can brighten another person’s day. You judge no one and treat everyone with kindness, even to people you owe nothing to. You truly are one of the most kind-hearted individuals I’ve known, and I’m not too sure if anyone will ever top that.
I’ve gained much respect for women because of you, and I’m very thankful. Between yourself and the other great women in our family, I’ve learned to appreciate the true nature of women. No telling where I would be and what I would think without a feminine, motherly role model in my life.
Most importantly, I’m thankful that you let me go. As I grew older and matured, my natural instincts to get away gradually increased. I know moments where I felt too old to hold your hand or too cool to be around you in public deeply hurt you. You will always see me as the little boy you’ve raised, but eventually a man must go his own way, take his own risks, and live his own life. From moving out, going to college, and beginning my career, not once did you say, “don’t go.” No matter how much you want me to stay when I come home to visit, you know I must go.
Always choosing what’s best for her son over her own wants and needs is truly admirable.
Thank you, momma.
Your favorite, yet only son.
“Your son will only hold your hand for a little while. But he will hold your heart for a lifetime.”
Book of the Month: “Man’s Search For Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl