A Mother’s Day Letter from My Daughter

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

 

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Our oldest daughter had a very hard time with life 4 years ago. Being a victim of bullying was more than she could take and started cutting. Below you will read the letter she wrote me later on to let me know that I had helped her even though I felt so helpless. The pain I felt is indescribable. She changed my body in a way that would change who I was for the rest of my life and I could not understand why she would want to tempt fate and potentially take her own life.

I'm sorry if this makes you cry, I am as I write this. Her words need to be shared. And oddly, it gave me the power to say, "I am a Good Mom!" and not have that hit of questioning my words in the back of my mind.

If you have gone through something like this, share with me the joy and let go of the pain.

Mom,

I just wanted to write you a little letter to tell you just how much you mean to me. Although I have to admit that I'm having some trouble tying to do that, no not for the reason that you think. I just don't know how to say that I feel truly blessed to have you as my mom. I go to school and listen to everyone talking about how they hate their moms or watch them do mean things to theirs (C.H. comes to mind from the Town Fest), and I feel sorry for them. While you and I may not have a Lorelei/Rory relationship like off Gilmore Girls, I'm kind of glad for that I really and truly believe that I would not be here if it wasn't for you (and not for the very obvious reason either. :) ) Last year or I guess it was close to a year and a half now, would not have turned out the way it did if not for you. I'm sure that if I was not brought up the way you and dad raised me I would probably be the drinking/partying teenager. Mostly I just want you to know how much I care about you and I hope you know that anytime I tell you, "I hate you" or anything along those lines I absolutely do not mean it. :) I hope that anytime you are sad or not feeling that great about yourself you take this out and know just how special you are to someone.

I love you! Happy Mother's Day!

Love
B.

I have this letter laminated, my will states it is to be put it up with my casket at my funeral. :)

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Fully Alive

I enjoyed watching "Little House on the Prairie" as a girl. I read Melissa Gilbert's autobiography a few months ago. She had this poem at the beginning of the book, it is sooo inspirational.
"Fully Alive"
Dawna Markova
I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
Of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
To allow my living to open me,
To make me less afraid.
More accessible,
To loosen my heart
Until it becomes a wing,
A torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
To live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom
And that which came to me as blossom,
Goes on as fruit.

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Truth

i've made mistakes in my life.

i've let people take advantage of me and i accepted way less than i deserve.
but i've learned from my bad choices and even though there are some things i can never get back and people who will never be sorry,
i'll know better next time and i won't settle for anything less than i deserve.
*taken from a facebook bumper sticker that spoke to me*
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A Poem of Hope

HOPE

You can not ignore what is in front of your face.
We all have to learn at our own pace.
Acceptance and growth are needed to obtain God’s saving grace.
We all are called, He only asks us to move at our own pace,
So that we may meet Him in heaven and gaze upon His loving face.

by Musing Mom

 

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