Monday, January 23, 2012

A letter to my mom, on her birthday

Dear Mom,

I miss you so much.  I miss your smile, your laugh, your comforting hugs, and hearing- "Hi B-girl".  There are so many days that I wish I could pick up the phone and talk to you....ask you questions about Emily, or just chat like we used to.  I wish you could have met your granddaughter.  I wish you weren't taken from us so early. 

Sadly enough, I don't think I realized all the hard work and dedication you put into our family until I became a mom.  I now understand your unconditional love and I can appreciate, so much more, everything you ever did for me; every tear you dried, every encouraging word, every sleepless night, every warning about growing up.  You picked me up when I was down and never said "I told you so", even though you could have- many times.  

You were a strong woman, an amazing mother and a wonderful friend.  I hope I can be half as great for Emily as you were for me.

I love you mom, happy birthday.

B-girl

14 comments:

  1. Awww! (hugs). By being the kind of mother she raised you to be, she's living on a little bit in you, and in that way Emily will know her on some level.

    My dad passed away when I was a kid, and it's silly (or not?), but I always tell myself that just because someone isn't here doesn't mean their love for you went with them. When I want to remember him I just think of a happy memory I have, and I can remember how much he loved me. I can feel it like a hug. It's always there. She will always be with you.

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  2. Those days are hard, it makes it more obvious that someone's missing. Hope you can tell Emily some great stories about her grandma when she gets older. Hugs.

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  3. I wasn't sure if I could read this at work, but I forged ahead. I feel so many things you just wrote but I truly believe our moms are watching us. Someone made a comment to me one day which really hit home, and I'm not a religious person, but she said, your mom got to pick your daughter out from heaven just for you. I hope that brings you a little comfort too. Thinking of you today!

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  4. Thinking of you today! Hugs! Your mom would have been so proud of you and just loved Emily!

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  5. Thinking of you today. I know it must be so, so hard. (hugs)

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  6. Aww :( Happy B day to your mom! She sounded like she was a good one :) hugs to you

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  7. Happy Birthday to your mom. You are a very lucky lady to have had such a wonderful example that she set for you to follow. I'm sorry she's not here to see what a great mom you turned out to be.

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  8. Oh Bridget...this made me cry. Your mom would be so so proud of you...you are doing such a great job! Thinking of you today and sending you tons of hugs...

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  9. what a beautiful tribute to your mom :) will be thinking of you today.

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  10. Sending love your way today. Beautiful letter!

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  11. No doubt she was a beautiful lady because she sure has a wonderful daughter. Thinking of you!

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  12. Beautiful letter. I know she is looking out for you both and is so proud of you being such a wonderful Mother. Thinking of you.

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  13. I loved your letter. Sending you big hugs!

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