We’ve been together for the past 28 years, from the moment that I was born. You’ve seen me grow up, starting from a sometimes quiet, sometimes wailing baby, going thru the the wonders of toddlerhood, to the brattiness of that age just before the awkwardness of puberty. Now, you are with me in my almost mid-life crisis. You’ve been with me all my life, protected me from all the monsters of the world for as much as you can, fed me with your delicious cooking, and took care of me when I was sick. Sometimes, I would think that what you do is so hard as you have 5 of us to take care of, and that you’d rouse awake to tend to us the moment one of us complains of discomfort or a sick feeling. I thought – you almost never thought of yourself, forgot about taking care of yourself just to tend to our needs.
You told me mom that you loved to travel but you gave up your traveling the moment you had us and focused on taking care of us and work. Let me take you to the places you’ve always wanted, mom. I promise you we’ll see new sights. Let’s make your dream come true.
Thank you so much mom for taking care of me. I know I am such a complicated soul that you sometimes can’t understand, but somehow, you really take time to listen to me. Thank you for supporting me and cheering me on when things seems impossible. Thank you for placing your unconditional faith in me when no one does. Thank you for loving me despite my eccentricities, brattiness, sometimes selfish tendencies, and sometimes being ridiculous, also. Thank you for laughing with me, when we choose to laugh over mishaps. Thank you for being my crying shoulder when I feel like the world is tumbling down on me. Thank you for forgiving me for sometimes hurting you ( though I really would never intentionally hurt you mom ) . Thank you for the unconditional love, for loving me for who I am, and for who I am not. I feel like the luckiest daughter in the world to have you that you have showered my life with so much love, kindness, generosity, understanding, and forgiveness. I thank God for assigning you in our lives, thinking that we needed an angel in the family. I thank God that you’re here with me, and I pray to God that you live up to a hundred or more as you want for me to be able to show you how much I love you and to thank you for all the things you’ve done for me.
Happy Mothers’ Day to everyone, to every single mom in the world who have selflessly loved their children. Here’s a video that I’d like to share to you that led me to tears :