You’re probably reading this at the kitchen table, drinking a cuppa after scrolling through memes of old people or cute dogs. But here you are, reading this post, and I want to wish you an amazing Mother’s Day; you deserve it more than anyone I know. I’m writing this letter just to thank you for all of the incredible life lessons you have taught me in my 21 years of being your daughter. I hope you enjoy it.
First of all, thank you for teaching me to not take shit from people who don’t care about me, or even from people that do. Basically just to not take shit from anyone at all. You have certainly led by example and have always been there to give advice when I’ve felt like people who I thought were my friends have treated me like anything but.
Also, thank you for teaching me to see my worth. Seeing you leave a relationship with someone that didn’t deserve you, to finding someone who worships and supports you wholeheartedly, has taught me to never settle for anyone that doesn’t deserve me. I will thank you forever for this.
Thank you for teaching me to follow my dreams. This past year has been really hard, I’ve struggled with not knowing what I’m doing with my life and you have been their to encourage me in whatever I decide to do. You are a constant inspiration and I’m so proud of you for following your own dreams and going back to study. It’s crazy to say that you now have a first-class degree in Biomedical Science and are waiting to do your PGCE in September; all whilst working your ass off and having a family to come home to and look after. You are honestly a real-life superhero and you deserve every bit of success that you have achieved.
And finally, thank you for teaching me what friendship is. You are truly my best friend. I don’t remember at what age I realised this, but for as long as I can remember you have been the person that I’ve told everything to. I feel sorry for those of my friends who feel like they have to hide things from their mum because I know that I could come to you with anything and you wouldn’t judge; you would just be there to help in whatever way you could.
I hope that one day when I have children (many, MANY years from now) that I can be a kind, supportive, funny and thoughtful mum, just like you have been – and always will be – to me.
I love you mum, Happy Mother’s Day!
Your favourite daughter,
ps. you’re also pretty cool.