May 8 2016

An Open Letter to You, Mom

Hi Mom,

I know you’re reading this, because you are, and always were, my #1 fan. You support me in everything I do, and I just wanted to take the time today to say thank you. I’d suggest getting the tissues right about now because knowing you, you’re probably going to start crying soon.

Happy Mother’s Day. I wish we could be together today. We’d probably eat some really delicious food and watch “The Middle” together, cuddled under a blanket. Or maybe our family home videos, reminiscing about the funny memories from when I was little.  

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I’ve always looked up to you. You are the strongest, most selfless person I have ever met. You always know what to say when I’m upset, and you know how to make me feel better every time. You’ve taught me so many important life lessons and instilled in me so many values that I try to live out every day.

I’m so grateful to have such an inspirational person in my life. You always have, and will forever be, my role model. Whether that is from the kindergarten days, when I wrote out your favorite song lyrics on my whiteboard and learned them to sing along, to now, where I try to imitate your kindness, compassion, and selflessness. You have the biggest heart in the entire world. I will never forget the time that you pulled the car over because you saw a frog and wanted to catch it for me. You have always seen the best in me, and even though it may be in your job description to build me up, I always believe you.

Thank you for all that you have done for me. Thank you for having the same sense of humor as me, for making me laugh — especially in situations that neither of us should be laughing, for wiping my tears, for cuddling with me, for supporting me, for making sure to still say goodnight every night, even though we are 560 miles apart, for seeing the beauty in everything, for cooking my favorite meals when I’m home, for being a constant source of happiness, and for being my mom; the best mom in the entire world.  I know for a fact that our relationship will never change, and no matter how old I am, I will always call you.


courtesy of J. Cohen


courtesy of J. Cohen

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courtesy of J. Cohen


courtesy of J. Cohen

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P.S. I still might live across the street and build a bridge between our houses.

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