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I know that, growing up I didn’t realize all that you did for us.
But now that I’m a mother I’m in awe at how much you gave up for me and my siblings. You gave up sleep, food, time, energy, new things – all because you loved us. Now, I see how hard you worked, how much you gave, and how much you really loved us.
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.
The things I remember most about you: you were/are always there for me no matter what the circumstances, no matter how foul my mood, no matter what time of day or night. You have shown me complete acceptance, love, and understanding.
All these years that I am far away,I never felt far from you because I knew you were there rooting for me and loving me from a distance. You taught me how to love unconditionally and have an open heart.
As a kid, I remember snuggling up to you in the bed and how much I loved to be cuddled by you. I remember years later that you shared with me that affection didn’t come naturally to you and I was so surprised…you taught me that you can rise above your circumstances. You went back to work when I was little and you worked so hard for our well-being. Then on your every promotion at work you worked even harder to be a great Mom, wife, sister and daughter. You taught me to give my very best at everything I do.
Throughout my life, even now, you know what I need. You taught me how to be strong and independent, you being the epitome of it!Infact you are an epitome of compassion, hard work and determination. I have learnt these 3 qualities by watching you .
I wish that I had appreciated you more when I was younger. I wish I would have given you hugs when you got us new dresses, instead of complaining that I wanted the one that you got for sister, or that I would have told you that it was the best dinner ever or that I was thankful for all the time you worked so that I could be able to do what I thought was free but now I know really was not.
I’d say I took it for granted, but honestly, I think that’s almost a normal part of childhood. We don’t know how much our mothers do until we’re a mother as well.
Thank you for showing me what love, commitment and family is all about.
You inspire me to be a better mom.