When it comes to moms, I lucked out with a great one. One who came to every cross country and track meet, curled my hair for my very first high school dance, and let me dress like this:
With mother’s day approaching, I’ve been thinking about my pretty mama a lot (her birthday is right around the corner, too!) Unfortunately both fall on the week of my final exams so I won’t be there to celebrate with her. Instead I’m writing this letter to all you pretty moms out there, from the eyes of an almost grown daughter who was blessed with a supermom.
Thank you for supporting us. We know it can’t be easy – watching us make mistakes and pay the consequences. Thank you for encouraging us to chase our dreams, rather than making us worry about living up to yours. 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.
Thank you for letting us be a daddy’s girl. It 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 we will realize that you’re not as lame as we once thought, and you magically transform into a friend – and that’s when we are going to start needing your more and more.
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 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 with not a lick of makeup on. When we stare into the mirror, hating our bodies 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.
Thank you for choosing your battles. Sometimes as daughters we are sassy and rude, 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.
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 will probably be the first one we turn to.
Thank you for letting us be adventurers, even though some of our adventures may scare you. Whether you are sending your little girl to her first sleepover, her first date, or off to college just rest assured that thanks to you there is no adventure that we can’t handle, and if we do do feel overwhelmed you’re just a phone call away.
Love, your daughters.
How are you celebrating mother’s day?