Dear Moms, a letter from an almost grown daughter.

First off – happy mothers day to all of the lovely mommies and mommy figures out there! And happy mothers day to my beautiful mama in particular. When it comes to moms, I lucked out with the best one. One who cheered me on at every cross country and track  meet, curled my hair for my very first high school dance, and even let me dress like this:

Dear moms - a letter from an almost grown daughter.

With mother’s day here and my momma’s birthday just passing, I’ve been thinking about my pretty mama a lot. Unfortunately I’m still at school studying for final exams so I can’t be there to celebrate with her so instead I’m writing this letter to not only my mom, but to all you pretty moms out there from the eyes of an almost grown daughter who was blessed with a supermom.

Dear moms…

Dear moms - a letter from an almost grown daughter.

The cutest construction worker at first grade career day.

Thank you for supporting us. We know it can’t be easy – watching us making our own mistakes and paying the consequences, but you do it time and time again, always ready to help us out. Thank you for encouraging us to chase our dreams, rather than making us worry about living up to yours. You have been our number one fan since day one, and you don’t know how much that means to us. You are always cheering for any goal we have (even if our big plan for life is to become a construction worker, like mine once was). You may think that some of our aspirations are silly, but I promise you that it means the world to us when you support them anyways. Knowing that you’re supporting us each step of the way gives us the confidence to go after what we want, knowing that no matter what we have you to come back to!

Dear moms - a letter from an almost grown daughter.

Thank you for making us feel beautiful. You tell us that we are gorgeous just the way we are, and we can tell that you believe it (even if sometimes we don’t). During our awkward teenage stage you are one of the few people who we will be comfortable around fresh out of bed, hair a mess, and not a lick of makeup on. When we stare into the mirror, hating ourselves you know the perfect thing to say to make it better. And when all of our friends are counting calories, we know that you’ll never judge us for pigging out on seconds.

Dear moms - a letter from an almost grown daughter.

Thank you for choosing your battles. Sometimes as daughters we are sassy and hard to put up with, but we don’t mean it. We are so sorry for all of the times we’ve hurt your feelings with our bad attitudes. We really do appreciate everything that you do for us. When we take our bad days out on you it’s just because we know that you’ll love us forever, no matter what.

Dear moms - a letter from an almost grown daughter.

Thank you for letting us be a daddy’s girl. Being a daddy’s girl doesn’t mean we love you any less, but sometimes we just need our daddies. Our dads can lift us high above their heads and scare even the most ferocious monsters away, but we know that our moms hold us tight in their heart and are there for us when the real life monsters make us cry. So when we just need a little daddy daughter time, know that your turn is right around the corner. As we get older  you magically transform from mom into a friend – and that’s when we are going to start needing your more and more.

Dear moms - a letter from an almost grown daughter.

Thank you for letting us make our own messes, and thanks for being there for us when they are too hard for us to clean up by ourselves. We are still learning, so we will probably make more mistakes than you’d like, but you always remember that you were once in our shoes. Even if we haven’t yet, one day we will probably make a mess that is too big for us to pick up alone, and you are going to be the first ones that we turn to.

Dear moms - a letter from an almost grown daughter.

Thank you for letting us be adventurers, even though some of our adventures may scare you. Whether  your little girl is off to her first sleepover, to college, or somewhere far far away to start the next chapter of her life, just rest assured that thanks to you there is no adventure that is too big, and no problem we can’t handle. And if we do do feel overwhelmed we know that you’re just a phone call away.

So moms, thank you for loving us unconditionally and giving us the ultimate role models.

Love, your daughters.

 

How are you celebrating mother’s day?

 

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