I wouldn’t be here without her

I understand that Mother’s Day was meant to be a way to show appreciation to mothers and I fully agree with that. They most definitely deserve all the appreciation in the world. 

None of us would be here if it weren’t for our mothers.

I like the thought that a day is dedicated to them and the hard work they do every day and every night. But at the same time, I think it’s sad that there needs to be a day to remind people to show love and appreciation towards their mother. This should be a given. 

I find it upsetting to think that there are mothers out there who are only shown appreciation one day of the year, I try to let my mom know just how much I appreciate her and everything she does for me, everything she has done for me my entire life. 

She played an enormous part in creating the person I am today. She made sacrifices few people would be willing or able to make to ensure to give my sister and me the most she possibly could. 

My mom taught me what love and devotion means. She showed me the meaning of love, by sacrificing things most couldn’t even fathom. She put herself back in order to keep our family together for as long as she could, as long as we were allowed to. My mom put herself and her needs last, to ensure that my sister and I got to spend as much time with our dad as life would give us. It wasn’t enough time, but it was a lot more than we would’ve had if she hadn’t been willing to make the sacrifices she had. If she hadn’t been as emotionally strong as she had been. 

My mom is one of the strongest, most compassionate and giving people I know. And I am so very grateful to have her in my life, to have been raised by her. She taught me by example and what an example she was. 

All of this and more is why I am forever grateful to have her and try to make sure she knows just how much I appreciate her yearlong and not just on the one Sunday a year dedicated to the lifelong commitment she made when she chose to have me. It’s the least I can do, I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t be me if it weren’t for her.

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