To My Mum
How do you start a love letter? “Dear …., I just want to let you know how much you mean to me and thank you for being part of my life.” You carefully pick nice colourful sheets of paper and a lovely envelope, seal it with a kiss, maybe spray some perfume… This is a love letter. To the most important person in my life – my Mum.
I’m sure your mother is the most beautiful, kind and understanding mother in the world for you. So, you might feel like writing a similar letter to her or maybe just calling her to tell her how much you love her.
Words can’t express how much you mean to me and how strongly connected I feel to you.
You have been there for me from day one – not exactly, even before I was born. Struggling to keep me through the turbulence of a complicated pregnancy. Then, a few days old, while still in the maternity ward, you saved my life from a gas bottle which suddenly lost pressure, bumped into the ceiling and was about to fall done where my head was just a few seconds ago. You jumped like a panther to save your infant. And I owe you my life.
Being a working mother and raising two children on your own is not an easy task but you did such a great job. You were always there, physically and emotionally. You gave me all the care, love and time a child can ask for. Never neglected me, you were making me feel I was your number one priority. I used to love being around you all the time wherever you were going.
In my teenage years, you were the coolest Mum ever – you set healthy boundaries and made me respect them so we never actually had the usual teenager – adult conflicts. You were generous with letting me stay out till late as long as I was home by the appointed time. You trusted me and despite the crazy hormones playing tricks in this age, I somehow tried not to let you down.
Practising one of the most noble professions – a teacher, you taught me good education is a must. You were there on all the exams, supporting me and believing in me, sharing my joy when we got the excellent results.
During the toughest period in my life – the encounters with death – you were there, holding my hand and telling me over and over “Trust me, better times will come, you have to believe”. And I did carry on believing and struggling in this hard life.
Every adventure I embark on, every crazy idea that I get, every risky move I decide to do – your response has always been: “Go for it, you can do it!” Believing in my wildest dreams even when I’m in doubt and questioning everything. You’re my biggest supporter, biggest fan and biggest inspiration.
What can I say or do to make it up to you for all of that? A lifetime will not be enough to give back to you the oceans of love and support I’ve received from you. So for now, I would just say – I love you more than anything and I ask God for many more years to come which we can spend together.
With all the love overflowing from my heart for you,