Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dear Mom

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Dear Mom,

Today is my first Mother's Day and I can't help but wonder how you must have felt on your first Mother's Day, 24 years ago. Becoming a mom has changed me in ways I never knew were possible. The minute I looked into Henry's eyes I was a new person and on that day I discovered an unconditional love and patience that I never knew I possessed. What I hadn't realized until that day was that I was capable of loving in such a huge way the entire time, because I learned this from you.

Over the years you have shown me so much patience and been so understanding. Sure we've had our disagreements and shared some pretty epic arguments, but I have always felt like I could turn to you in times of need. You've taught me that to love a child is one of the most difficult, yet rewarding and beautiful things you will ever do. You also taught me that love conquers all, even if sometimes it takes every ounce of strength inside of you to find it.

When we saw Henry together on the first ultrasound, I watched you cry over the beauty of that cloudy squirming image. I realized just how much love you had already for this little baby you hadn't even met. If that's not pure love then someone please tell me what is.

Thank you for teaching me how to love. Thank you for showing me how to be a good mother. Thank you for raising me with such morals and understanding so that the day I had a baby of my own, I would have confidence in knowing that I can do this. Although the journey ahead of me may be rough at times, all I need is love and a lot of patience and everything will turn out fine. I know this because of you.

Happy Mother's Day, I love you to the moon and back.

Allie

9 comments:

wallflower said...

This is very sweet. Makes me wish I were that close with my mother.

Paige Baker said...

This made me cry. Happy Mother's day, love.

Mariel Torres said...

beautiful letter!

misseshoneysett said...

aw, this letter is soooo sweet. happy mothers day!

Kat said...

what a sweet post! Happy Mothers Day to you and your mother.

Anaurora H said...

Congrats to your momma, yourself and all the wonderful mommas!!

Anonymous said...

that is SUPER nice Allie! you know how to make your momma cry! :)

Much love!
Ren@e

Mariel Torres said...

ps. we are both very blessed to have such amazing moms! specially ones that would put up with us through all those homeschooling years ;).

Karli and Kelly said...

Amen, Mariel! Ahh, the homeschooling years...

Allie,you are a joy and source of pride for me. I love you so much. There is something very sweet about those early years spent with your firstborn when it is just the two of you. I learned so much. You will too!My only wish is I didn't have to see your growth as a mommy from so far away. But, you all will be back in Washington soon; I just know it!

I love you soooo much!!!
-Mom

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