Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

Dear Mom,

Happy Mother’s Day! There are so many things that make so much more sense to me now that I’m a mom. There’s so much more I appreciate about you and the things you’ve taught me. Thank you for being a wonderful mom and for always being there for me and for making me the person I am today.

Thank you for the traditions I get to pass on to Ryan–the hot and cold game, kindergarten lunch, family night, awesome themed parties and homemade halloween costumes, Christmas cookies and chocolate, catching lightning bugs, telling stories about the big hole in the woods, and so many more.

Thank you teaching me to stand up for what I believe in–I grew up watching you speak your mind (even if you turned the other way after your point was made, hahaha). I’m strong and confident and independent because of you.

Thank you for being my best friend, I don’t know what I’d do without you! There are still many moments that make me think, “I need my mom!” and you’re the first person I call.

Thank you for teaching me to be a great mom, I hope to be just like you (and now you have it in writing! ha). And Ryan thanks you, too, for being a wonderful grandma!

Happy Mother’s Day, My Mama

Your baby

4 comments to Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

  • Beth

    Thank you so much, Emily…tears in my eyes…. I love you so very much. What a wonderful gift from you this morning. 🙂 🙂 Your words definitely made me smile and laugh when I read about how great I am about speaking up and then hiding! Hahaha I will never forget that time when that mom was hitting her kid, I said something, and she turned around with darts in her eyes. What a coward I was! lolol – Surprised I didn’t point to you and say, “She said it!” 🙂 You are my best friend, Emily, and I don’t know what I’d do without you either. I admire the person you have become and am so very proud.

    “Thank you, thank you, thank you.”


  • Such great pictures, you look just like your Mom! What a sweet letter, Happy Mother’s Day!


  • D Schmidt

    Lovely pictures!


  • This was so sweet, I love how close you and your Mom are!


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