An open Letter to My Mom
If I have forgotten a moment to say these words… Allow me to shout to the world…BIG THANK YOU MOM!
I feel incredibly grateful to have you as my Mom. When I think of you so many different memories come to mind—memories that will live in my head and heart for a lifetime.
As a kid, I remember when dad was away working out of town how you struggle and juggle and manage around home, working hard while looking after your four kids’ needs and crazy demands. Your steadfastness to become the best mom has endured the test of time as you never failed to be that good example to everyone.
Not only you were a teacher by profession but a teacher of life. Your patience and kindness to those elementary students you’ve had handled over the years could attest to that as they also share with us the impact you have made. You’ve rolled out a good foundation and a great inspiration above and beyond.
Your integrity became your middle name as you are a woman with principle, who stands and speak the truth — the reason you’ve been called many times as a mediator. You’re soft spoken and kind-hearted. You put others before your needs. I consider myself fortunate, not only because I have you as my mother, but because I have you as a friend and as someone in my life. I have not said thank you enough and even if I did, it’s not enough for all that you do and have ever done for me and our family. Your guidance and inspiration are motivating forces in my life.
You inspire me to become a better mother, I have often realized it was you who moulded me to become one — it was YOU who taught me to be compassionate, grateful, and patient.
But most of all mom, you have taught me to love, and for that, I love you the most. You have loved me unconditionally and cared through every phase in my life. When I am high on life, you are there to celebrate with me and when life has me by the short hairs and knocks me down, you have been there always to set me upright, pat me on my back, look me in the eye and say, “You can do it.” Your love for me and my siblings has created a ripple effect that will be felt for generations to come. I can definitely see the love and influence in my little dude and it makes me smile and so proud!
Abraham Lincoln once said, “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” I couldn’t have said it better!