It is the most rewarding moment as a momma to get heart-felt messages from your young adults. Both my boys gave me the greatest gift ever—to be appreciated and to be seen.
From the oldest:
Mama, What a wild year of 43 it was for you. I have seen so much personal growth in you this last year, through struggles, frustration, change, independence, and self-love. I am so happy to see you happy and content with yourself in life, as I feel this is the first time in a long time you have truly felt that way. It has taught me to love every little thing I have in life too, and appreciate the moment, live for it, because it doesn’t stick around forever. Quitting a job you were obviously much better than and overqualified for, to pursue your passion, your dream, has turned into your DESTINY. and my Oh my, what a beautiful thing it is to watch. Thank you for teaching me to appreciate life and the passions I have, and to live for the present. I owe you my life mother, I love you. Happy happy birthday.
From the youngest:
Love and appreciate you more than you could ever imagine. Flowers and a card is nothing to show you how much I appreciate you. You have made me into the young adult I have aspired to be. I am glad NOT that I chose you….but that YOU chose me.
My girl came into the kitchen this morning and leaned into me. She handed me a hand drawn sketch of a cat (I think) and asked when we were leaving to go get coffee. :) I know she loves me because she tells random people about my life and my birthday.
It is so awesome to be a momma.