Thank you mom for always attempting to keep me happy, safe, protected and nourished a roof over my head and warm cloths on my back. Thank you for your kindness, caring and Immeasurable patience. Thank you for looking out for me even when I didn’t think I needed It and for letting me fall when I had to learn by making my own mistakes. Thank you mom for always being there; for waiting up and worrying, for the lectures and the endless concerns. Thankful for laughing with me, even though I knew at times that you were also laughing at me.
Thank you for the imitates hugs, your magical kisses, vitamins and bandies and for the support I receive from you every single day. Thank you mom for keeping me warm, for keeping me calm and for keeping me sane. Thank you for understanding that there were times that I would be mad with you but always forgiving me in the end. Thank you for sticking up for me, for encouraging me, for believing In me and for letting me know that you never expected more than the best I could do.
Thankful mom for teaching me to be honest, courteous, appreciative and loving. Thank you for trying to teach me to be neat and tidy, the only child It worked on. Thankful for teaching me to try to see the best In people, to be diplomatic In the face of conflict, and when I had no choice but to fight, to fight fair. Thank you mom for Instilling In me a love for laughter, books, flowers, hard work food and comfort in the simplicity that life can provide to us.
Thank you for nurturing me to always try something new and to keep an open mind. Thank you for the thousands of back rubs, millions of phone calls, and for always sending me home with left-oversee. Still, to this day, you spoil me and I am incredibly grateful for it. Thank you mom for showing me how much beauty is round me, and reminding me of it constantly when my world feels dark and frightening. Thank you for the endless stories, songs and games when I was young, and the endless conversation and knowing smiles now that I am older.
Thank you for putting up with thousands of diapers, my know-it-all teenage years, my sometimes Insane ass’s and for what Im sure will be the emotional roller coaster that will be my ass’s. And through It all, thankful for loving me no matter what. Thank you mom for being so smart, so beautiful, so wise and so talented. It’s nice to know that I have the attention somewhere in my genetics to possibly one day be as special as you. Now that I’m a Father, I’m in awe at how much you gave up for me and my siblings.
You gave up sleep, food, time, energy, new things – all because you loved us. Now, I see how hard you worked, how much you gave, and how much you really loved us. I wish that I had appreciated it more when I was younger. I wish I would have gives you hugs when you made me a Halloween costume, made sure made it to and from baseball practice and games, Nanas or any other activities I was involved in, instead of knowing me, complaining about this thing or that when I should have been liaising the time and energy you put forth and all you labored on for me.
I wish that I would have told you that It was the best dinner ever or that I was thankful for all the time you worked so that I could be able to do what I thought was free but now know really was not. I’d say I took it for granted, but honestly, I think that’s almost a normal after all the hurtful things are already said. I write this to you with my love and gratitude, because of these things that you have taught me in life. I will never forget them. Because of you, Mom, I have become a person who tries to be nonjudgmental, mind, patient, fair, loving and compassionate.
I only hope that I can pass these same characteristics down to my child, so that she will be as proud of me as I am of you. The words “l love you” are not adequate enough to express how grateful I am to be your son, how much you are appreciated or how much you will always mean to me,So I will simply say: Thank you mom for being my superhero, my expert-in- everything, and the one and only woman that I’ll love without a second thought, without Judgment and with my whole heart, every ounce of my being, until I draw my last breath.