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From a Daughter

Hello to all you beautiful people. I wanted to take this month’s column to talk about someone who is very important to me and I am hoping it is someone who is very important to you too. Let me give you a hint: she does the work of twenty for free out of love. She held your hand for a while but only holds your heart now. She is always right no matter how much you do not want her to be and she loves you unconditionally. You probably guessed it, this column is to talk about mothers and the inevitable role they play in our day to day lives.

There is an infinite number of things that our mothers have done for us and it is easy to take those things for granted. We must truly realize that we are extremely lucky to have someone who will always be there. She has been there since the beginning and she has given you life, love, and affection. She let you go for your first day of kindergarten even though she did not want to. She was sad when your friends were mean to you and she was proud when you got 100% on your test. She was happy when you were in a new relationship and she picked you up when your heart was broken. She was stressed when you had to pass your driving test and she was nostalgic the first day she let you drive alone. She cried when you cried, hurt when you hurt and laughed when you laughed. She pretended to be interested in all those boring stories and she was there when you needed her the most. She gave you advice, taught you the most important things in life and always put you first. She is the first person you want to tell good news to and undoubtedly the person you love the most in the entire world.

I do not know what kind of relationship you have with your mother but if it is not how you would like it to be, try to change it because having a good bond with your mom is an indescribable feeling. My mommy has been my light in the darkest of days and my guiding star when I was lost. She has been and will always be my best friend. There is no other person in the world that listens to me the way she listens and no other person that loves me the way she loves. It seems as if she is the best in every single thing that she does.

I believe we should all take the time to thank our mothers for all the times we forgot to say it. We should say we love them for all the times they needed something for themselves but put us first instead, for all the times they brushed our hair or shared a frown and for all the times they gave us exactly what we needed. No matter how many times we argue with our mothers, no matter how many times we do not understand them, no matter how much we think they’re wrong, we must remember that they have gone through similar situations and that everything they do is out of love and care.

If you can just take a minute to look back on how loving, caring, strong, generous and proud your mother is, you’ll realize that you do not show your appreciation enough. You’ll realize that you should do something special for her because she deserves it. This is my little something special.

So to that I say, try to create a loving and healthy relationship with your mother, remember to love her unconditionally and do not forget to tell her that you do. Trust me when I tell you that always having your mom by your side is the most fulfilling feeling in the world.

Especially mine,

Happy Birthday Mom

Xoxox Annabelle

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