Dear Mom,

As mothers, we often wonder if we are getting anything right when it comes to raising our children and I am guessing that never goes away, but, I don’t want you to worry. You did ok. It took me a long time to get here and I may have taken a different path than you would have liked you taught me many things. You taught me that honesty is always the best policy and it is just easier. You taught me if you are going to do something do it right and do it to the best of your ability. You taught me to be tenacious and work hard. You taught me a kindness to and love for animals. You taught me the joy of music and dancing. You taught me to love fiercely and to live with purpose and to be kind to others.

You gave me some of my earliest memories; you singing songs to me, Delta Dawn especially, rubbing my face to help me sleep, hot homemade brownies with butter. You were always my cheerleader. You were the Mom all my friends loved and we had some great parties with great music and dancing. I know that you still have my back and I’m sorry I drive myself too hard and run out of time with all that I do. I just want to live now, not missing a thing. Mom, it’s ok, I have arrived and I’m doing good and you did a great job. Thank you and I love you.

Your Daughter,