A Mother’s Day Letter to Moms from Daughters
Where do we begin? You’ve been there for us from the beginning, holding our hand on the playground, dropping us off at dance practice and chaperoning the school dance. Even if I didn’t want you there (especially for that last thing), you were there. And, we’re grateful for that; we truly are.
Heck, as an adult, we still feel looked after with the same amount of care and attention. How did we get so lucky to have you as our guide? (And, just in case you’re wondering, we did get your voicemail. We did get our oil changed, and we do have enough money for groceries this month. Thank you.)
Today on this day devoted to you, moms, we thought we’d write out the reasons why we love you – the things that make us so thankful – instead of just simply telling you how much we care with the same three stale words we use every time we hang up the phone.
We love you because you’ve protected us from falls, both real and figurative: from parallel parking and nearly missing a fire hydrant to crushing on the boy with a motorcycle who was so wrong for us. Thank you for looking out for us.
Sometimes we listen and sometimes we don’t. Most times, we pretend not to listen and follow your advice secretly because we don’t want to admit defeat. But, you should know we’d be crazy to ignore such a stellar track record of getting it right almost always. Is it mother’s intuition or is it past experience?
When we were younger, we tried hard not to be like you. The ironic thing? Now that we’re older, we find ourselves trying our hardest to be like you – to have your grace, patience and understanding. While we may have rolled our eyes, tapped our foot and thrown our heads back in frustration and/or embarrassment, we’ve secretly loved it; every moment of it with you. Where would we be without you?
You taught us how to apply mascara and French braid our hair. You encouraged us to be whatever we wanted to be that day: an astronaut, a scuba diver, an actress, a member of the Peace Corps…whatever! But our most memorable time being soothed by you was when we got our first period. We could barely look you in the eye, but you told us it was nothing to be ashamed of; it’s a natural part of growing up.
We stood taller that day because of you; we knew you had gone through it, too. And by the way, moms, we know you still struggle with heavy periods, so here’s our turn to encourage you to advocate for yourself in the way you taught us to: speak up, be resourceful and seek help. It’s not how it always has to be. You can do this.
With daughters like us, it’s a wonder we haven’t driven you completely crazy (crazy, yes, but not completely). Moms, always and forever, we want you to be the first to hear the good news and the bad. You’re our best friend and our whole heart.
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- Posted by holx-admin
- On May 6, 2016