A Letter to My Mother
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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
by Kathy Somers
I want to share with you a letter that I wrote especially to my mom. It was not her birthday, or Mother's Day, it was a Just Because day.
I never realized until I had my own children how difficult being a mother is. Now I wish I would have helped you more with the chores around our home. I wish I would have known the exhaustion that a mother feels at the end of each day. You never stopped loving me and you never ever left me even though at times you probably felt like it.
I always had a new pair of sneakers at the beginning of each school year, and you would wear the same pair of sneakers for 5 or more years. You always put me first and yourself second. There are so many things you did without a second thought. You took care of me when I was sick, even though you were sick, too. You went nights without sleep from worrying. You made sure that every morning I was up and off to school. There are so many more things that I could list, but I would never be able to remember them all.
I took up most of your time, leaving you with no time for yourself. You put aside your hobbies, and you barely took the time out to have a coffee with your friends.
What a sacrifice you made to raise me. Thank you, Mom, so much, for every second of the day that you cared and guided me to be who I am today.
Now I am a mother, and I now know exactly how you felt. I understand the exhaustion, the worries, sacrifices and I understand something else that I never did before, the love that a mother has for her children is the most powerful, protective, caring, emotional, sacrificing love that will ever exist on this earth.
I have to say it again, Mom. Thank you with all my heart, and I want to tell you that I love you so very, very much and that I am so proud to tell people that you are my mother.
I hope that I can do a great job being a mom just like you are and have been to me.
Love, your daughter,
Sorry to say my Mother passed away this year,
I miss her so much and I am so happy that I was able to write this letter and give it to her.
This article was written on July 11, 2008 and I am editing my article today
May 20, 2011.
Here is a picture of my Mother with my two boys.
Joan Evelyn (Menzies) Somers
Feb 25, 1944 - April 1, 2011
If anyone wants to copy this letter and use it as your letter to your mother you are welcome to. Some people have a hard time expressing their feelings on paper or verbally, maybe this will help you get started.
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» left by Devin Ownby from Molalla, Oregon 3 years 21 days ago.
Kathy,I am 20 years old, about to move back in to my mothers home once again. It seems like all my life I never really truly told my mother how i felt about her. I came accross your letter and thought i would right my own. mine was short, maybe a page long, meaningfull and from the heart. I watched her cry and cry. she held me as if i was a child again. We bonded that day! I shared a momment with my mother i will remember for the rest of my life! and all becase I happened to come accross your letter! Your amazing kathy. I just wanted to say thanks!devinahhhhhhhhh I am so happy for you, and thanks for the complaiment, but you did it all on your own....your amazing !!
As a man reading this maybe I should be writing something like this to my father. Because the same holds true for a father in so many ways. I was to busy enjoying my young life to realize the sacrifices my father had made so our very large family could have our needs met. Well I found out what unconditional love means when our sons were born. Now I see my sons raising their daughters and I know they now understand it too.yes i agree, we should be writing something like this to our father as well, i did write a article on father's day, but not like this one...thanks for reading my article and it means alot on the positive feedback I am receiving....THANK YOU
» left by Amelia from sydney 2 years 148 days ago.
wow this is so lovely i never thought that mothers felt like this i'm only 15teen years old and now i see how mum feels about me she is always worrying about me every second when i'm out of the house sometimes it makes me mad cause she calls me every hour to see what i'm up to who am i hanging out with and what time i'll be home and now i see why and i feel so sorry for her for puting her in so much stress sometimes i wonder if it was me that made he sick.
i just want to say kathy a big thank you for writing this cause if it wasn't for you i still wouldn't uderstand.I didn't understand either Amelia............and you won't fully understand until you become a mom....but I am glad you read my article and that it touched you....and maybe you can call you mom when your out, just to tell her your ok so she won't worry... :) xo
» left by Anthony from Kenya 2 years 93 days ago.
that is the sweetest thing av ever read my mom did all of those things plus many more i remember how he used to hussle like a pimp would do just to make sure we had food on the table long after my dad died.i never got a chnce to tell her thank you face to face i didnt get a chance to express myself.i shed tears everytime i visit her grave.may she rest in peace.and may GOD bless all women in the world.
You mom knew already that you were thankful for the things she did, and she certainly knows now.....that's one good point you made, it's a wonderful thing to be able to tell your mom or dad or whoever is special in you life how much they mean to you before they do pass away, I learned that lesson when my friend was killed in a car accident, I always wished I had of said "Your the greatest friend....etc" and now I make sure I tell people how I feel...........thanks for reading my article Anthony :)
My beautiful Mother passed away on April 1, 2011...........................I am so glad I got to write her this letter, and I am reading it at her memorial on May 21, 2011. I miss her so much, and I realize now that she is gone, even though I am 45, I still depended on her, I miss our talks and her hugs....RIP Mom...
» left by amanda from trinidad 1 year 274 days ago.
hey katy i jus cam across yur letter an it was very heart liftin,my eyes filled up wit tears while readin your letter it was very lovly and kind,,,Thank you.......Glad you found :)
This is very warm and beautiful. I am glad you gave it to her on a "just because" day.I am glad I did too......I sure do miss her
» left by kandi from NC 1 year 7 days ago.
I just came across ur letter and was truly touched. My mother was diagnosed in feb with late stage 4 lung cancer and given a 4 to 6 month prognosis. I have in some ways reverted to being a little girl again realizing I don't have nearly enough time to be with my mommy. It seems everything is so bittersweet because I know it may be my last with her. Ur letter gives me a start to versing my own feelings and emotions to my own mother ~ the sunshine of my life!I am so glad you found my letter....maybe you can sit down and write one to your mom now to let her know how you feel, and thank her for being your mom.
I wish I still had mom around, even if it was for 4-6 more months. Let her know how much you Love her..........I don't know what to say actually, because I wish mom was still here, all I know is spend every minute loving her and giving back to her what she gave to you in your life.......So sorry your mom is sick, sending prayers your way for her and your family.
» left by Author Dirty Redd from St.Louis 340 days 13 hours ago.
Very nice letter to your mom."Much luv"thank you !!!!!!
» left by annette from south carolina 84 days 9 hours ago.
Kathy this letter says just about everything you could to a loving parent ..I'm sorry I didnt know Ms Joan passed on to be with our Lord ...just from talking to her online she was amazing woman ...Happy to say she was a friend...and you are too ..