a different way to look at mother’s day

Dear River,

This mother’s day I would like to tell you how thankful I am to be your mommy. I dont want you to tell me happy mothers day. Everyday for me is mothers day. I am blessed. And one would think you would be the thankful one here because I gave you life. And I know you are so thankful. But what you have given me is so much more. In giving you life, you gave me everything.

Thank you for refreshing me. 

Thank you for showing me priorities.

Thank you for allowing me to shape your heart and mind and soul.

Thank you for respecting me.

Thank you for testing me.

Thank you for teaching me things about life that I never knew I didn’t know. Like patience. And unconditional love.

Thank you for adventuring with me.

Thank you for making me proud.

Thank you for making me laugh and cry with happiness.

Thank you for hugging me when I need.

Thank you for showing me my inner strength. 

Thank you for challenging me. 

Thank you for butterfly kisses and sweet songs and giggles and amazing thoughts and words. 

Thank you for trusting me and looking to me for guidance.

Thank you for telling me that I am beautiful.

Thank you for filling my heart and soul.

Thank you for sharing my dreams. And making them even better. 

Thank you for journeying this life with me. By my side. Hand in hand. Heart in heart.  

Thank you for showing me true happiness.

Thank you for loving me.

And thank you for being my best friend. 


For mother’s day I don’t want to go to the spa to get away from you. I don’t want a drink from frustration over you. I don’t want a card or flowers or even a homemade gift. I just want you. I want to watch you doing something that makes you happy, so that I can see the gleam in your eye and the sparkle glitter in your heart and sunshine in your soul that I have put there. I have given you the drop, and you have made a rainbow. Thank you for being more than I ever imagined you could be. You are little piece of amazing. Please never change. I am honored to be your mommy.

Happy Mother’s Day to me. How did I get so lucky?



Happy Mother’s Day to all blessed mommies.


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Sonia May 7, 2014 at 11:53 pm

This is lovely, thanks for sharing it.

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