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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Dear Mom.”

Write a letter to your mom. Tell her something you’ve always wanted to say, but haven’t been able to.

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Dear Mom,

Thank you for the many ways you’ve shown me how to be a good mother and for the (far fewer) ways not to be.

Thank you for showing me that hard work and laughter can go hand-in-hand.

Thanks MomThat life is full of beauty and wonder if we simply take the time to see it.

That every day is a gift meant to be opened joyfully and with a sense of wonder and gratitude.

Thank you for nurturing my creativity.

Thank you for always making me feel like you were proud of me and for never letting me know if there were moments when you weren’t. You’ve never made me feel like I have disappointed you; even if I had, you’ve never shown it to me.

Thank you for demonstrating overwhelming strength, love and perseverance in your life, as these qualities have become so important in my own.

For showing me that every day and every moment is a choice and that the choices we make matter, especially to those we love. I know that not every choice you’ve had to make was easy, but I also know that it was what you thought was best at the time. So, thank you for making conscientious decisions. I try to do the same now, too.

Thank you for your constant love, support and unwavering commitment to my children. You are showing me what it takes to be an incredible grandmother.

Most of all, mom, thank you for teaching me how to live with beauty, joy, grace, and deep appreciation by living these qualities yourself daily.

If I had the choice to live my life over, I would choose you to be my mother. Every time.

Love you marmie. <3

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