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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Family Birthday

Dear Mom,

Happy Birthday! This year for your birthday I’ve given you the gift of eternal youth. “How,” you ask? I’m not posting your real age for the entire world to read. That’s how much I love you!

I’m extremely lucky to be your daughter. You’re everything I’m not: sweet, kind and caring. I have these traits somewhere inside of me, I just choose to share them with people I care about, not everyone like you do. I’ve always admired that about you—your ability to care about anyone and everyone you meet.

You’ve been such an amazing influence on my life. You’ve always been tremendously supportive of my creativity and I will eternally be grateful for that. I know at times it wasn’t easy. Like the time I painted the cat because I wanted to be an artist; Or the time I faked sick for an entire week at age eight so I could stay home and write the next bestseller; Or the time I told my primary class I wanted to be a prostitute when I grew up because I wanted to play with boys all day and get presents. You have the patience of an angel, and I’ll always love you for that.

I hate change and I think I’m finally at a point in my life I don’t freak out and need you every time said change happens. That makes me happy and sad at the same time. I loved being able to call you night or day and knowing that just hearing your voice will make everything okay… and it always was. You’ve been a magnificent mother and I can’t imagine a life without you. You’ve always been there for me and that is the best feeling in the world.

I know I didn’t turn out the way you’d hoped. I gave up long ago the belief system you hold dear, but Mom, you’re what I hold dear and I’ll never ever give that up. You’ll always be my Mommy.

I love you!

Your Princess


Aimee said...

Wow... I hope that I get a letter like that someday (Then all of those strawberry frappuchinos will have paid off). I sure as hell know I couldn't write those things to my mom, you are a lucky, lucky girl.

Online Mom said...

Sarah, this is the sweetest thing I've read on your blog. I hope someday my daughter writes me something as beautiful.

Long time reader, first time commenter. I couldn't not comment today.

Your mother sounds wonderful and she must be to have raised such a talented child.

Anonymous said...

You're sweeter than you think where else would these tender loving words come from.

It sounds like you two have a ideal relationship. Not everyone has that. Hold it close to your heart always.

Midge said...

Happy Birthday Mom, I'm sad you only got to be my seragate mom for one Christmas but I still remember the oranges and sweetend condensed milk you put in my stocking to make me feel at home. Thanks for that and for raising such a wonderful daughter, your sons aren't so bad either.

Weber said...

That was a beautiful letter. Thanks for sharing.

Rich & Web said...



Anonymous said...

What a perfect letter. She's lucky to have a daughter who loves her so much!

Ms Aimee said...

lucky mom, lucky daughter