Letter for My Mom

July 25, 2014

Dear Mom,

Thank you so much for being a great mom! You are the best, most awesome mother in the whole world. When I become a mom, I want to be even half as awesome as you are.

Thank you for helping me to be the woman that I am now. Thank you for not forcing me to be someone I’m not and for encouraging me to be my own person. If my Dad was still here today, I know he’d be proud of how you brought me up. You did a great job, mom! *high five*

Thank you for always supporting me in all the choices that I make. Some choices may have been bad, some worse, some were really terrible but in all that and more, you remained supportive. I couldn’t ask for a better mom because I already have the best.

Thank you for all your advice, just so you know, I listened to all of them because you always always know what’s best.

Thank you for telling me to always seek God first. Thank you for seeking God first.

Thank you for being patient with me. Thank you for being my first teacher, for being my tutor when I started school and for being my study buddy when I needed one.

Thank you for constantly praying for me. You prayed for a daughter, a beautiful one, and here I am. From that moment you started praying for a daughter, you’ve never stopped praying for me. I know I never told you this but there were nights when I would wake up and hear you praying for me. I just didn’t react because I’d rather sleep. Hahaha.

My prayer life is like this because of you. I always see you talking to God. By always, I literally mean, all the time. You taught me not by words but by deeds that praying is not only about asking God for things but it’s a relationship, it’s talking to God and listening to Him.

Thank you so much for following God, loving Him each day and obeying Him no matter what the cost.

Mom, I’m sorry I wasn’t able to graduate on time. I know that I have disappointed you though you say I didn’t. I know deep inside I did. I’m truly sorry mom.

Thank you so much for being understanding. Thank you for telling me that I’m not a disappointment that God has a purpose for me and that He has a reason for allowing this to happen.

Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for always being the one I run to at all times. Thank you for always being ready and available for me. Thank you for being my best friend.

I just realized, being an only daughter has its perks too. I have you all to myself. Hahaha. Or I don’t have sisters or brothers to share you with. I’m clingy like that. 😛

Thank you for providing for me, giving me the best of everything, sending me to the best school, and supporting my decision to study in UP even when you wanted a different school for me.

Thank you for living a healthy lifestyle, not eating junk foods, not drinking soft drinks, eating veggies and all other healthy food, for exercising and bribing me with food just so I’ll jog with you. Come to think of it, you were my first jogging buddy. Hahaha.

Thank you for believing in my dreams. Thank you for believing in me. You don’t know how much it means to me when you say, “I believe in you, anak” or when you say “be awesome out there, beautiful!”

Mom, I’ll always be your little girl, your princess, your daughter, your best friend.

One day, my prince is going to find me. Even then, I will still be yours. Nothing and no one is going to change that. There’s no way you’ll ever lose me. Mom, giving me away is not goodbye.

Mom, we’re going to see the world together. Yay! I can’t believe my 57-year-old mom is my travel buddy. Hahaha. You may be 3 years away from citizenship but you don’t look like it. You’re even stronger than me! You always beat me at jogging. 😛

I know this letter isn’t supposed to be made public, it’s supposed to be between me and you, private. However, for once, I believe you need to be honored publicly.

You have been a really great mom, so great that I know you deserve this.

I’m not writing this for me, this is for you mom. For once, this is for you. For once, it’s about you.

I want to honor you, mom not just today but for the rest of my life.

I love you so much, mom! <3


Ladies and gentlemen, meet my mom – Estela.

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