….to the luckiest mom in the world
For those of you who read “Letter to my Daughter“http://reinventingmyselfinto.com/2012/04/23/letter-to-my-daughter/ , we decided to share her answer here:
“My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.”
― Jodi Picoult
So I just read it. I love you.
Thank you so much for being so understanding and supportive. I really don’t know what I would do without you helping me through everything. If I had to imagine the perfect mother in my head, I’d just think of you Thank you for letting me be myself. And for letting me mess up. And for helping me fix things when I do. Thank you for showing me what a beautiful woman, inside and out, should be. If you think I’m as great as you say, please know that it’s only because I had you as my example. Life hasn’t been easy for you, either, but you just become better and better each day because of it, despite it. I admire you to no end, mom. I look up to you in every aspect of life.
I’d be lucky to end up half the woman you are. You are truly the best person I have ever met. And to think I get to call you my mom, my best friend and my hero.. I’m one lucky girl
I love you so much, mom. Thank you for every single hug, kiss, fight, birthday card, present, late night drive, meal, “I love you”, wish, prayer and smile.
To be honest, I’m not sure if the above quote and song is from her to me… or me to her!
“As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.”
― Kristin Hannah, Summer Island