My Thank You Note to Mom

Mother's Day weekend

May 11, 2018

It's Mother's Day weekend! A time to celebrate the Mom's in your life. I wanted to share my letter to my Mom.

Hi Mom,

It's a beautiful day. Not just because the sun is out and the kids are playing, but because it's YOUR day. Mother's Day. I wanted to thank you for so much you have done for me. From as far back as I can remember to now. It's not everything, but it's a start. I could thank you for years and not get everything, so here it goes.

Thanks Mom...

...for finding Dad, and starting a life. Your life as husband and wife, and for my life as I know it.

...for changing the diapers, feeding me, and making sure I was taken care of and healthy.

...for helping me with my homework even when you didn't have the answers, you did your best to help me find them.

...for letting me make my own choices which lead to mistakes, and you never judged me. You showed your disappointment, and that's all I needed. I never wanted to let you down.

...for driving me to all the band concerts, rehearsals, marching band trips, soccer games, gymnastic meets, you name it. You were the best limo service anyone could want.

...for sending me to college and letting go. I know that was hard, but you let me do it. You let me learn on my own.

...for helping me out when life was "not so great" and for standing by me and helping me anytime I needed it.

...for supporting my career decision to be in radio, and being my biggest fan. Sorry I did not turn out as a doctor or lawyer, but this was more fun. I got you backstage to meet Michael Bolton for goodness sake! I still remember how happy you were.

...for helping me anytime I needed it for my travels around the country for my job. Support, advice, money, wisdom, you gave me everything.

...for coming out here to Phoenix to live after Dad passed so you could be around your grandchildren. They are so big now. You would be proud!

...for understanding me like know one else. For the Mother/Son bond. The bond I miss so much. 

December 30, 2010 was the hardest day of my life. Saying "goodbye for now" was a moment that will never leave my mind. I'm sorry. So sorry. I miss you Mom, and this weekend, we celebrate you. I hear a bird call out every morning on my walk in the neighborhood. I know it's you saying "Good Morning". I say "Good Morning Mom" outloud every time. Thank you Mom. Thank you for everything you gave me, and everything you still give me in spirit. I love you and I miss you.

Happy Mother's Day.