We get so busy sometimes, that we tend to forget to stop and be grateful for the people around us. We also get a bit shy when we want to verbalize our feelings towards people who mean the most to us, even if we live under the same roof with them. Stop waiting for Mother’s Day every year; express what you feel for the one you hold most dear.
This article is dedicated to our own mothers, and anyone we considered as one.
1. To my friend who is the barkada’s mom
Thank you for not letting me do too many stupid things, and for joining me in doing too many stupid things. For not judging me, for having fun with me like a friend, but caring for me as if I was family. For those times I ran to you for advice, for your shoulder which I cried on many times when I didn’t want to run to my family just yet. Because you were like a mom, we had wild yet responsible times shared!
2. To my teacher who was my parent at school
Because I was always with you 5 days a week, you would be the first to witness a lot of my milestones as they come. Thank you for the encouragement, and also the scolding when I needed it. Thank you for being proud of me, not giving up on me when I was being difficult. Thank you for making my parents and I feel secure when I am away from home.
3. To my boss who was my mom-mentor in the real world
I was afraid, I was overwhelmed, and I was a deer in headlights when I entered the “real world”. I am most grateful for your patience, your openness, your kindness, but also your toughness, and for the discipline. You pushed me to be at my best and believed in the potential I didn’t know I had. Thank you for giving me credit for the good work I’ve done and taking the blame from me when I faltered. You will never know how much of your lessons I carry with me to this day.
4. To my friend’s mom
Tita, thank you very much for the free dinners! ;) Really, thank you. For bringing my crazy friend into this world, for raising my friend the way you did. For welcoming me to your family and treating me as if I was your own. You would even ask permission from my parents just so I can be allowed to sleep over your house. I am most thankful for your generosity, Tita.
5. To my dad who is also my mom
Thank you for buying me my sanitary napkins when the day came, for acting cool (or not) when I first introduced a guy to you, for driving us around and driving us crazy. Thank you for doing your best to be both mom and dad to us. You have always been the rock and foundation of the family, without you, we will just crumble.
6. To my single mom
I will never know how hard it is. So I’m sorry when I am being unreasonable and ungrateful to you. Thank you for making what you’re doing seem easy. Thank you for making our house still feel full despite his absence. You are our light.
7. To the person who took the responsibility of being my mom
I’m sorry if at times I wanted more, if I wanted the “real thing”, not knowing that you were the greatest gift I have ever received, because you took on an obligation that was not yours. You did not need to take care of me but you did and you wanted to. Thank you for loving me the best way you can, for never asking for anything in return. I never felt incomplete because of you. Most of all, thank you for never making me feel as if I owe you.
8. To my mom
You simply are the best, and I would never replace you with anyone. While you are here, I will make the most out of my time with you. I will take care of you when the time comes. All I want is to make you happy and proud of me. Thank you for your sacrifice. I have no words, but at the same time, all the words for you, mom. Thank you for giving me my life. Thank you for giving me your life.
This is for my mom in heaven. I hope you are reading this.