I remember as a child whenever I would get in trouble or knew that I had done something wrong, I would always write you a letter to apologize, in hopes to get back into your good graces. Today I want to write you a letter, not to get back on your good side, but to let you know how appreciative I am to have a mother like you.
Growing up I never really understood some of the decisions you made and would even get upset if I was not allowed to do something I had asked. Now that I am now a mother, of a daughter, I completely understand that you did not mean any ill intent behind those decisions, but you were looking out for my best interest and essentially molding me into the woman that I am today. I’ve often had friends or acquaintances say how they admire the relationship that we have. I am thankful to have a mother that I can go to and talk about anything, although I may not always bother you with my problems. Even still I am grateful that the option is there and that I know that I have someone cheering me on. Thank you for always being a supportive mother, even when you knew the decisions I chose to make were going to back fire on me. I don’t know how many times I have said or thought “If I would have just listened to Mama”. There are so many mistakes that could have been avoided in my life if I just would have listened, however I am grateful that you were always there to help me pick up the pieces and move forward without making me feel like a complete failure.
Thank you for putting me and my sister first in your life, after Christ of course, and for making many sacrifices so that we would excel. One of the biggest sacrifices you made was putting yourself and your own dreams on the backburner. As you tell me things as an adult of how you struggled to make ends meet, to provide for my sister and I, I am just in awe. Growing up I never knew all that went on behind closed doors, the tears you cried, the prayers you prayed just so that we would make it one day. I want you to know that it does not go unnoticed and again I want to say thank you. I pray that all that you poured into me will be restored back to you. These days you don’t find many parents that give up their own lives and own desires to raise their children. Thank you Lord for blessing me with a Mama that put her all into just that, being a mother!
One of the greatest days of my life was when I gave birth to Sweet Pea. You were right there with me when she first made her entrance into the world and have been there every step of the way the past 3 years. I could never repay you for all that you have done for her and how much of a tremendous blessing you have been to Hubby and me. Although I often joke with you that I was only the surrogate and you are really her mother (LOL) I am grateful that she has the opportunity to bond and develop a great relationship with you, her Nana (or GaGa as she likes to call you lol). I absolutely LOVE watching you all laugh and play together. I just hope that I can be half the mother to her that you have been to me. I hope that I make you proud with the decisions I make as her mother now and years to come. So again I want to say thank you for being a great Nana to my baby, and loving and caring for her like she was your own.
My prayers are that now we can take care of you. I don’t want you to have to worry about anything; you have done that for far too long. My prayers are that the Lord will open the windows of Heaven and pour you out a blessing, that you will not have room enough to receive them!! I know that no one is perfect, but I thank you for being the perfect example of the kind of mother I desire to be to my Sweet Pea. I could continue this letter on for many more paragraphs (I’ll spare the readers lol) of how thankful I am for all that you have been and are to me. The best way I know to thank you is by showing you just how much I love and appreciate you! Happy Mother’s Day Ma!!! Thank you for being the BEST mother to grace this side of Heaven. I hope that this day, as well as every day is just as special as you are to me!! I Love you!!!
Children, obey your parents in the Lord [as His representatives], for this is just and right.2 Honor (esteem and value as precious) your father and your mother—this is the first commandment with a promise 3 That all may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth. ~ Ephesians 6:1-3 (AMP)