My mom’s birthday falls close to Mother’s Day. However, I do not use this as an excuse not to celebrate the fact that my mom is the most important person in my life.
Growing up as the youngest child in a single-parent household, it is impossible not to rely and be dependent upon that parent who has cared and nurtured you. From the days of peewee soccer to college graduation, I knew I always had someone to turn to. So for those reasons and many more: this one is for you, Mom.
From as far back as I remember I could always count on you to not only make me feel loved, but make me feel unloved at the exact some time. But is that not what a mom is for? If I didn’t have you to cut down my successes, who would make me strive for more?
I say this in the most heart-warming of ways. From the days when I had my first article published, but it was on the Internet so you could not cut it out and show your friends to the time I got an internship but it was unpaid. All of your needs for me to strive for more have made me a better person.
Your independence as a single parent shows me strength, dedication and determination. All characteristics I have tried to copy through all walks of life. You and I are alike in more ways than you can ever imagine.
Sure, you get angry that I watch Pretty Little Liars as a 23-year-old, but I get angry when you make me sit through Lifetime movies I know you’ve seen 10 times already.
My anger towards you for whatever reason can and will never outweigh my love and admiration for you. So no matter how many times I may hang up on you, slam my bedroom door and leave the house without saying goodbye: please remember that our relationship as mother and daughter is one that will never end.
- When we disagree on where to eat for dinner, I do this as a challenge.
- When I force you to watch a movie I think you will like and you fall asleep, I do this to see if you finally want to share the same interest as me.
- When I leave to go out for a night on the town with friends and you still ask me where I am going, I smile. It makes me feel loved.
- When we watch all the same sports teams together and you cheer for the teams I want to win, I realize how much you take note to my love and obsession for the sport industry.
For these reasons and so many more I love you, and I am proud to be your daughter.
Forever and always your daughter,