The Right Words Don’t Exist

Dear Mom,

I was thinking about this the other day, the power and importance of a strong bond between mother and child. I see the pain in your eyes when you remember your mom. You look just like her. It is clear that she meant the world to you, and vise versa. The heartache you must feel on a daily basis is unimaginable and I’m terrified of the day that I have to feel the same pain, but if I’ve learned anything from you, I know I will always stay strong and keep you with me wherever I go, always.

Everything I am, every single fiber of my being, has come from you. I’ve never met a more caring, respectful, thoughtful, down-to-earth and empathetic person in my life. I’m more than lucky to be able to call that person my own mother. You’re the light that shines for me in the dark, the umbrella I desperately need in the pouring rain, and the blanket that keeps me warming in the freezing nights. You’ve had a greater affect on this world and the people you interact with than you’ll ever know.

Your battle with cancer was the scariest time of my life, and undoubtedly the most terrifying of yours, but you were so strong through the whole thing. I’ll always remember sitting up at night with you watching Bob Ross, soaking up the fact that we’re lucky enough to even experience this beautiful life in the first place. It tried to kick you down but you pushed through and came out on top. I learn so much from you every day, and I know you’re no stranger to adversity and challenges, but the way you always conquer them and make the best of everything will inspire me forever.

I wish I could say more, but frankly the right words don’t exist to explain how I truly feel. I love you endlessly,