A letter to my mama on her birthday.
I never realized until I had my own child how difficult being a mother is. Now I wish I would have helped you more with the chores around our home. I wish I would have known the exhaustion that a mother feels at the end of each day. You never stopped loving me and you never ever left me even though at times you probably felt like it.
I always had a new pair of shoes at the beginning of each school year, and you would wear the same pair of shoes for 5 or more years. You always put me first and yourself second. There are so many things you did without a second thought. You took care of me when I was sick, even though you were sick, too. You went nights without sleep from worrying. You made sure that every morning I was up and off to school. There are so many more things that I could list, but I would never be able to remember them all.
I took up most of your time, leaving you with no time for yourself. You put aside your hobbies, and you barely took the time out to have a coffee with your friends.
What a sacrifice you made to raise me. Thank you, Mama, so much, for every second of the day that you cared and guided me to be who I am today.
Now I am a mother, and I now know exactly how you felt. I understand the exhaustion, the worries, sacrifices and I understand something else that I never did before, the love that a mother has for her children is the most powerful, protective, caring, emotional, sacrificing love that will ever exist on this earth.
I have to say it again, Mama. Thank you with all my heart, and I want to tell you that I love you so very, very much and that I am so proud to tell people that you are my mother.
I hope that I can do a great job being a mama just like you are and have been to me.
In a lifetime I will never find another, who will love me as unconditionally as you have. I am truly blessed to not only have you as my mother but a soulmate.
Thank you so much for all your love and sacrifice, you are ‘Heaven Sent’ and you are my inspiration.
Happy Birthday Mama Sally!
All my love,