TO MY MOM
TO MY MOM
Today is truly YOUR day. (For those of you who don’t know, she is unlucky enough to share her birthday with her stinky stinky daughter.) Although I tell you each and every day how much I love you and adore you, it’s just simply not enough to express how much you mean to me and the boys.
Plain and simple, Mom:
Mom, did you know that you glow? Yeah. Your persona is probably what I admire about you most. When you walk into a room, you are noticed. A light shines forth from deep within you that captivates every single person in that room. You are SO beautiful.
But it’s not just your beauty that makes you glow. It’s your soul. You are THE most charismatic person I know. Everybody who meets you falls in love with that charm and special wit. You know how to make every single person you come across feel valued and worthy, and I so wish to be just like you for that reason.
When you look up “Jack-of-all-trades” in the dictionary, did you know there’s a picture of you, Mom? If there is a problem, you know how to solve it. You are an encyclopedia, a therapist, an artist, a nurse, a friend, a DIY-er, a chef, a problem solver, a homemaker, a comedian, and by golly a fashionista. (Seriously, ya’ll, you should see her closet 😍). But I’m not just talking about handiwork or household things. I’m talking about life. I don’t know how many times during random conversations with friends that I have said, “I don’t know about that, I should ask my mom.” And how many times you have an answer!! You’re omniscient to me.
You never let the bastards get you down. I so envy your ability to brush things off and just laugh. I need to work on that and I’m sorry that I get angry when you tell me to do so, Mom. If there’s one thing harder than growing up with mental illness, it’s being a parent of someone with mental illness. I don’t know how you did it. I can’t count how many times you were there to extract the demons from deep within my mind and bring me back to reality. I’m amazed by your ability to make me laugh even in my darkest moments. Even when you don’t say anything, feeling your presence and seeing your face reminds me of why I am alive.
I thank God every day for you not only because you are my mother, but because you are a goddamn great one.
There aren’t enough words to get across how truly amazing you are, and I feel as if I haven’t even scraped the surface. I adore you, Mom. So much. Happy Mother’s Day.
To the stars & beyond.