To mummy dearest,
A mother is a daughter’s best friend and I am glad you are mine. As I turn a year older today, I would like to say thank you. I am a bit emotional today because of the journey we’ve endured together. You were just about the same age when you had me, and for a woman with a job and steady future, I was your biggest fear. Despite everything you chose me. You took your time to be with me every step of the way. Life wasn’t a bed of roses, and I still remember all the odd jobs you took just to place food on the table. I remember how crazy you’d turn if anyone bullied me. You were all I knew for the first ten years of my life, and I am forever grateful for that.
I know you were scared and did not know what to do, but you loved me nevertheless. Today as I celebrate yet another year, I would like you to know I love you. You outdid yourself, mum, you were there the best way you knew how. You did your best to provide for me and even when everyone else did not want me- you loved me. Today mum, I dedicate my life to making you happy, because you deserve it. I am sorry for all the times I thought you did not love me. I am sorry for the days I stayed mad at you when you could not afford to visit. I am sorry for not saying I love you enough. I am sorry mum, for every time I might have broken your heart because you-you are the perfect mother. You raised me to love myself, to be confident. You taught me to laugh at pain and to fall in love with writing. You loved me with every bit of your being, and I am proud of you.
From my first steps to my first heartbreak, you always said the same encouraging words, “Mommy loves you-you can do it!” And, every time I heard this, I knew I could face anything. I remember your prayers mum, to date you never forget to pray for me. Where could I have been without those prayers? Today, I am not celebrating my birthday, but marking yet another year that a phenomenal woman has enjoyed motherhood. Everything I am and will be- it’s all because of you Elfira. I adore you.
Thank you mother, for raising a queen, you’re my hero!