I have written and deleted, and written again, and deleted again. How can I put into words exactly how I feel, to truly express how much of an inspiration you have been, and continue to be, in my life. When someone asks me about my best friend, I immediately say you. It’s always been you. I couldn’t have asked for a better role model. You have taught me so much about love, compassion, and treating others with kindness and respect. Yours is the truest heart I have ever known, and I love you all the more for it. Always shining, your light is brighter than the sun. You are like its rays on summer day in which everyone wants to be near you, enjoying your presence, basking in your warmth. Don’t ever change. In my eyes you are perfect. Thank you for everything you have done for me throughout the years and everything you continue to do each and every day. We have shared so many beautiful memories together, we have laughed together, and sometimes cried together too, but we always lift each other up. You have made my life the greatest gift because you’re in it. Because you are my mother. I hope you have the most amazing day, and every day after this one, because you deserve only the best. I love you, I miss you, I am grateful for you, always.
So now onto you, dear goddess….
…..I wrote this letter to my mother tonight as unfortunately, I was unable to be with her today, and had so much left to say after our phone call. I hope you don’t mind me sharing, but I’m sure it can resonate with many of you. Maybe my words have brought thoughts and feelings to your mind about your own mother, or someone close to you. I know many of you have not been able to fully celebrate together today due to one circumstance or another and my heart goes out to you.
I also realize that although this is a happy day for many of you, I want to acknowledge that it may very well be a day that can be extremely hard for some of you as well. Whatever it is, embrace it. Don’t be afraid to feel those emotions, but know that many times they come from a place of love, and if not, maybe they have made you stronger, made you the goddess you are today.
If you have had a strained relationship with your mother, or maybe haven’t had a mother figure growing up, I ask you to to take a minute to meditate on another woman in your life, one that has helped you grow on your life’s journey, who has pushed you, loved you, and been there for you through thick and thin. Sometimes these woman can be just as important, if not more so. Never forget that.
Finally, as this day winds down (now 15 minutes til midnight EST) I want to take a moment to thank all of you beautiful goddesses out there who are mothers. Although I am not yet a mother myself, I have witnessed the sacrifices, the strength, the love, the care, the teachings, and some of the most special moments of motherhood through so many of the beautiful goddesses in my own life. It truly is a miracle and one of life’s greatest gifts. You are the superheroes of the world and I thank you for all that you do each and every day.
Stay healthy, be positive, be well,