This is the letter I wrote to my Mom for Mother’s Day today. I would not be where I am at without her.
To the most beautiful mother in the world,
After last year’s letter you would think there would not be much more for me to say about you. But I could write a book on just how much you mean to me. You are my biggest fan. My biggest supporter. The one that has always believed that I will succeed more than anyone else. I can’t go a day without hearing your voice. I don’t call you to make you happy I call you because your voice makes me happy.
When I think about my condition I always know that things could be worse. That one thing is that I could have a life without you. Now that is something that would be too big for me to handle. I can’t imagine life without you. You are the best mother that I could ask for. Everyone that I know that meets you says that I am lucky to have such an incredible loving mother. A lot of people get annoyed by being around their parents all the time. But I cherish every second that I’m with you. I wish that I could see you every day. A hug from Brooke or Kate before I go to bed is nice but I wish it was you that was there.
You’re the most beautiful person I’ve ever known. You’re so incredibly strong. I cannot believe that not once when we were in Indianapolis did you break down and cry in front of me. Your strength is what helped me get through my situation. You believed that I would live a better life and that is what kept me going. Now today I am happier than ever before. You knew there would be purpose in my life and I have found it because of you.
I cried to you every day for a year and not once did you get upset with me. You have been so incredibly patient and understanding. It was Susan who told me that God never puts us in a situation that is too big for us to handle. He chose me because he knew I could handle it because he knew that I had the support of the most loving mother in the world. I wanted so badly to ask everyone to give you a standing ovation at my Ted talk. But there simply was not enough time. By helping me you have helped me to help others realize what is truly important in life. Without the support of you and the rest of our family I would be nowhere near where I am right now.
I have met so many people that are embarrassed by their family. But I love to show you off. You are the one thing in my life that I value more than anything. I feel that this is going to be a huge year for me and I could not do it without you by my side. Everything that I have worked for has come down to this year. You knew that I would make it and your optimism has me dreaming of an incredibly bright future.
I wake up every morning and look in the mirror and smile. I now see the person that I was before the accident but even better. I’m sorry that I used to lie to you about the things that I would do on a daily basis. But I’ve now promised myself that I will be truthful to you for the rest of my life. Coming clean to you before the psych ward saved my life. I do not think that I would be alive today without you. You have always believed in me and you have helped me get through the most difficult situations in my life. I will always go to you first when I am in time of need. I know that you will always be there to help.
So on Mother’s Day take time to reflect on how much you mean to me and everyone else that you have raised. I have the most incredible loving family and I think that is because I have the most incredible loving mother. You are beautiful in every way and I love you more than anyone. This is your day. You were born to be a mother. You have raised me to be incredibly proud of who I am. Thank you for believing in me and being there for me every step of the way. I look forward to every day that I get to have you in my life. I love you so incredibly much!
Happy Mother’s Day!