I know that you are aware of the fact that I love you and that I would give my life for you, but I have strange wish to put all my emotions and thoughts on a piece of paper. I want this letter to always remind you of me and of how much you mean to me.
Honestly, I didn’t think about a mother’s love so much until I became a mother myself, but now I know what every mother has to go through to bring a child into the world and to raise it.
Now, I finally understand what kind of sacrifice you made to make me happy. I realize that your life changed from the moment you found out you were pregnant. Your body totally changed. You couldn’t sleep well. You had nausea every morning, and you couldn’t enjoy life as you wanted.
And when you gave birth to me, you put me first. You forgot to take care of yourself. You took care of me instead. You knew you are the only person who can give me all that I need, and you gave me all your love unselfishly.
You neglected your own wishes because you had a baby who totally depended on you. You gave me everything I needed to grow up into a happy and satisfied child.
You gave me so much, Mom, and there are no words strong enough to tell how much I love you and how thankful and blessed I am to have you in my life.
Thank you for every night you spent awake with me while I was shaking in fever. Thank you for cooking my favorite meals when I didn’t want to eat anything else.
Thank you for your understanding, love, support, affection and empathy. Thank you for being the best mom a person could wish for.
I just want you to know that you did a great job, and thanks to you, I am the woman I am today. You put so much effort into making a strong and high-quality woman out of me, and that’s why I can take care of myself now. I don’t need a man to complete me because I am good on my own.
I know how much I bring to the table, and nobody can take that away from me. Thanks to you Mom, I became a woman who won’t let any man abuse her and mistreat her. You taught me that a man needs to respect a woman and that in love, both partners are equal.
You also taught me that it is human to forgive and that if I don’t forgive people, they won’t forgive me either. You wanted me to learn all those valuable life lessons and to use them in my life. You always hoped that I will be a woman you will be proud of, and I really believe that you can do that because I am doing my best to be the best version of myself and to remember your words in every tricky situation.
You know, Mom, I couldn’t understand some of your actions until now, but as I am getting older, I see that you were always right. You were right because you had life experience, and I didn’t want to listen to you back then.
That’s why I want to say that I am sorry. I was a teenager, and I thought that I knew what was the best for me. I thought you were just jealous of the life I had and that you just wanted to keep me in the house. At one moment, I thought that you really hated me. But now I see that you did all of that for my well-being. Every time you told me to skip the party and to stay at home to prepare for school you were actually thinking about my future.
You wanted me to graduate and to find a decent job, so I don’t depend on any man in my life. You wanted me to be my own boss and to learn to handle problems alone.
Every time you told me not to sweat the small stuff and that I shouldn’t be worried about a boy in my life, you actually wanted to teach me that life is not all about one man but that it is about the right one. And you wanted me to take time to actually meet the one and marry him, instead of marrying the first guy I bumped into.
You always wanted me to rely on myself only because in that way, I could become a strong and independent woman.
And I am glad that I listened to your advice (it is not like I had some other option) and that I organized my life in the best possible way.
Now, when I am a mother myself, I finally understand how great a mother’s love is. Now, I can see all the sacrifices, tears, worrying and mixed feelings. I can feel what it is like to let go of someone, who you were carrying under your heart for 9 months, into this cruel world.
I finally understand all your worry and preaching about the things I couldn’t understand back then. Now I realize you wanted all the best for me, but I was just stubborn enough to not listen to you.
I am so glad that you were persistent and strong where it came to me and that you were able to bring me to the right path. That is something for which I will never be able to thank you enough.
In the end, I want you to know a couple of things: I want you to know that I love you to the moon and back and that I appreciate everything you did for me. I am thankful for having you in my life, and I hope we will spend more amazing years together. Mom, thank you for being my biggest fan, my late night call, my human diary and my best friend.
Thank you for your unselfish love and support, and most of all, thank you for believing in me so strongly. If it weren’t for your faith in me and your words of support, I would never have achieved what I have achieved so far.
You have always been, you are and you will always be my best friend! I love you more than you can imagine, and I just hope God will give you a long life that you can spend surrounded by people who love you.
Mom, thank you for every kiss, every hug and every word of support. It meant more than you can imagine to me. Thank you for never giving up on me. Mom, thank you for everything!