Family unites us; but it's also a challenge. All about fighting to stay together, and loving every moment of it.
I often wonder where I would be without your influence. Trauma didn’t lead me to a drug-beaten path because of your love. Heartbreak over failed relationships and friendships felt less fatal because of our bond. The weight of the inevitable stress of adulthood feels less heavy because of your tether. Motherhood feels much sweeter because of your influence. I long for the opportunity to carry a daughter of my own; to emulate your footprints and walk alongside you on that path. I know you will never let me fail.
Love, Humility and Grace.
“One day, I’ll call you at 5:00am on your birthday and wake you up!” You said this to me more than once, but never made good on your threat.
Hey Mama, In early September of 2018, you and I had to take one of the hardest trips of our lives. We had to fly across the country to pick up Seth from the hospital after his mind malfunctioned. That trip was hard enough for me, being there with my divorced parents, to pick up my brother. But I can't imagine how hard it must have been for you: to have to once again be the glue that held everyone together; to have to step back into that role after over ten years of freedom from it.
The strongest Woman I Love
When she was 6 years old, her troubled life began. The youngest of 5 children, the only one closest to her in age was her half brother, who was 9 years older. Her Dad owned his own truck and made a decent living. Her mom occasionally worked, leaving her brother to babysit.
My Mom, My Everything
I really do not know what to write that will not sound cliché. There are no words that can adequately express my love and adoration for you, and yet, here I sit penning this "letter" to you.
Chapter 1: Meet Mary "Alexa, play magic bakery mix." "Yes Janet, playing magic bakery mix now." ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Dear Mom, It’s been fifteen years since you left this earth for Heaven, and I think about you and miss you every day. You were such a strong woman that and I don’t know if I could have handled it with the grace you did.
Dear World, There are times I find my frustration levels increase especially when it comes to discussions around womanhood.
Dear Mom, if I Had a Million Dollars I Would Give Them to You, but I Don't, so I Decided to Write You This Letter Instead
Dear Mom, I want to start this letter off by saying thank you. Thank you for being an amazing person, mother, and friend. Thank you for always loving, encouraging, and supporting me. I am who I am today because of you. I know I tell you these things pretty regularly, so I want to use the majority of this letter to focus on some things that I don’t often mention. So here it goes…..
Open Letter to My Ladies
I write this open letter in your names today; Where shall I begin? How shall I introduce you? There is so much I’ve learnt from you and a little bit of you has resided in me,
Just like that!
I can’t do it. I can’t even get up to throw the garbage away. I don’t want to take a shower and feel better. I don’t want to feel anything.
Tough Is Not Strong
The challenge is to write “an open letter to the toughest woman you know.” I would love to follow the challenge exactly. But I can’t. I have two problems with it that won’t let me stay between the lines here.