To My Mom

This post is for my amazingly beautiful and intelligent mother. She is the most important woman in my life, and I love more than anything in this world. She’s been my best friend since day one, and there is no way I could get through this life without her. I can never put into words everything she means to me, but I’m going to try my best:

You are so unbelievably strong:

Life has thrown so much at you, and you have handled them all valiantly. You have never life knock you down, and you have fought for everything you have. You have been forced to make hard choices that many will never face in their lives. You have endured more than your fair share of hardship. You have been to Hell and make, but you have never let anything break you. You haven’t let life steal your smile, your humor, or your love and kindness. You are the strongest person I know, and will always be my rock.

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You are the funniest person I know:

You make me laugh harder than anyone else can, and there is never a dull moment with you. Your sense of humor is contagious, and you are the only one who gets my sense of humor because I get it from you. Even on my darkest days, you can make me smile and laugh until my stomach hurts.

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You are so beautiful:

As beautiful as you are on the inside, you are even more beautiful on the outside. I’m so jealous of how gorgeous you are, and I love when people say we look alike. I know you don’t have the most confidence in your looks, but I think you are 12. You are the prettiest woman I know, and I wish I had a little more of your DNA.

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I could never do what you do:

I don’t know how you managed to have a child at 20, work tirelessly, manage a household, and still make time for your kids. They saying being a mom is a full-time job, but you deserve overtime for how much you do. I can’t imagine taking on the responsibilities you had when you were my age, and I know I could never do them as well as you did and continue to do. You are like a superhero, only better. Not even Wonder Woman could do your job. I appreciate everything you have done for me, especially raising me to be the person I am today and accepting me for who I am.

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I look up to you:

I admire you more than anyone else. You are an amazing role model to have. I have looked up to you my whole life, but now so more than ever. You are the type of person everyone should aspire to be. You are kind, compassionate, honest, funny, smart, and a million other amazing things. I will be lucky if I end up being even half of the woman you are, and I hope I can be half as good of a mother as you are.

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You have a great sense of style:

Your wardrobe is fantastic! You know how to put outfits together better than some fashion designers. You always look so well put together and fabulous. From your great hair to your amazing shoes, you always look absolutely fantastic.

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You have amazing cooking skills:

As I have grown into an adult and moved away from home, I realize how much I took your cooking for granted. No matter how much I try to replicate your meals, they never taste quite as good as yours. Your made-up recipes always turn out mouthwatering, and your seasoning skills are out of this world. I wish I still had you cooking my dinner for me, but at least you did your best to pass your skills on to me. I will never forget the first meal you let me make. The way you helped me lay all the lasagna noodles just right, and let me do the cheese completely on my own. Or the time I made that awful chicken, and you ate every bite. You taught me one of life’s most essential skills, but I will never be able to cook as well as you. I swear you were a chef in a past life, because your food is the best thing I’ve ever tasted.

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I miss you:

While away from home, I miss you a lot more than I let on. I get homesick for you, because I miss you so much. You’re my best friend in the world, and you understand me in a way no one else can. There are times when I call, just because I need to hear your voice. Talking to you always makes me feel better. I love the adventures we go on, and a lot of times I miss living at home, just because I miss living with you.

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I’m so proud of you:

You have done so much for other people, especially your kids. You have made tough and scary choices. You have gone through so much. I am so proud of you for all of that. I’m proud of you for being so strong and brave, for working so much, and for being the best mom in the world. I am so unbelievably proud to call you my mom.   

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I love you:

With everything I have, I love you. I love you more than words can say. I know I have trouble showing it sometimes, but I hope you have never doubted it. I know a lot of girls drift apart from their moms during the teen years, but I could never do that. I love you too much to say hurtful things to you. I would go to the ends of the earth for you, because you have shown me so much more love than I deserve. You have been there for me every step of my life. I don’t know what I did to deserve a mom like you, but I’m so happy to have you. I would not be who I am today if it weren’t for you. You always let me be my own person and make my own choices. You have supported me in everything I’ve done, even if you didn’t like it very much. You have given me more than I can ever hope to give back. I love you so much, and I can’t wait to make more memories with you.

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I know this post isn’t enough to express how much I love and appreciate you, but I hope you know that I do. I’m the luckiest daughter in the world, and I don’t know what I would do without you. Thank you for raising me. Thank you for teaching me. Thank you for working so hard. Thank you for being my rock. Thank you for supporting me. Most of all, thank you for being you.

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