A Letter to My Mom

October 14, 2011

There is so much I want to say but honestly I do not know where to begin. You have gone through so much in the last few years.

You did an excellent job with raising me. You taught me how to be a little lady and you certainly did not wish for me to act like a spoiled little brat! I learned manners, how to sit and when to keep my skirt down.

The spankings you gave did not seem to harm me in anyway. It certainly did not make me cold or bitter. It made me respect your point and now I realize what a hard head I was.

As I type this, I know that you are going through so much pain. Sometimes I just go upstairs and cry but I know you are a fighter. I know that God has a plan for you and I pray that he does not take you anytime soon.

I truly believe that you have given me a gift, a beautiful gift. You have given me the gift of being creative, strength and belief in myself. You see, Mom, although we may not have always met eye to eye on certain things, you have supported me regardless if I was wrong. You gave me wings to fly when I was young and pushed me out of the nest. The love you gave when I hit the ground was the most unconditional love any mother could give. You would put me back into the nest to gather my feathers and let me fly again until I was able to fly on my own.

There have been times recently when I have been snippy because I can only hope that you will be around for a long, long time. You are my heart, my soul, my everything. I now am like a mother looking after her child with you, but I knew from the time I was small that I would someday take care of you. I could not imagine living life without you, and when that day comes I have to understand that you will not be far away but will always remember that my heart is your heart. I will always remember you carried me. There are so many more stories that I could write but you know that they are wonderful memories forever etched in my heart and locked in a precious box in my mind and I thank you from the bottom of my heart to the tips of my toes.

I love you, Mom.

Your loving daughter.

29 Responses to “A Letter to My Mom”

  1. That is so beautiful, Jem! May God bless you and your Mom…

  2. Your words – real, poignant, sincere, timely – brought tears to my eyes even as I read this. Love is never easy, but our parents, our mothers and fathers, our caregivers (and we become caregivers in turn, in time) made sure love was given at whatever the cost.


  3. tuti Says:

    beautifully written. may love continue to grow in all your hearts!

  4. doc Says:

    inspiring! you’ve carried out your responsibility with love, grace & conviction. God bless you & your mom.

    and, i’m getting my daughter to read this!

    • jemima Says:

      Thank you, Doc. πŸ™‚

      I’m sure that your daughter & your son do not need anyone to tell them what to do…
      I know that you and Mrs Doc have brought them up well… πŸ™‚

      May the Good Lord bless you & your family. πŸ™‚

  5. Crystal Says:

    be strong, Jemima. πŸ™‚ God has a plan for all of us

  6. Wenn Says:

    May God bless you and your family my dear friend..hugss

  7. LX Says:

    This is absolutely expressively beautiful, Jem. It’s been a long while since I dropped in but thanks for alerting me to this. Hope that you always remain strong and thank you for being part of my life’s journey.

    • jemima Says:

      Thank you, LX. πŸ™‚

      My mom fell sick around the time when you ‘disappeared’. In all my confusion, I didn’t even realized that you were ‘gone’.
      I’m truly glad that our paths had crossed. Thank you for being a part of my life too… πŸ™‚

  8. Winnie Says:

    i’m not too certain about your mom’s condition, but i do hope everything will be fine for you and your mom… i believe you are strong enough for yourself and her… do take care πŸ™‚

    • jemima Says:

      Thank you, Winnie. πŸ™‚

      I didn’t realized that you’re still reading my blog & thank you for having so much faith in me. πŸ™‚

      • Winnie Says:

        i don’t visit your blog as often, but i do drop by occassionally… you write very well, and it’s always inspiring… i understand that it is not easywhen someone close to us is sick… though i don’t know you personally, but if u need anything, don’t feel shy to ask πŸ™‚

      • jemima Says:

        Thank you again, Winnie. πŸ™‚

        A big thank you for your kind compliments. πŸ™‚
        Well, I’m certainly not shy to ask you to pray for my mom. πŸ™‚

  9. Words from the heart; never expected anything else. πŸ™‚
    Hope your dear Mummy and dear Daddy are well.
    Having you as their daughter is worth more than all the riches in the world. Love can’t be bought with riches and you are their priceless Gem oops.. Jem πŸ™‚

    • jemima Says:

      Thank you, Lizzy. πŸ™‚

      As always, both my folks have good days and bad.
      And as always, you’re putting me way up on the pedestal. πŸ™‚


  10. kyh Says:

    beautiful. may your mum have the strength to walk down the path of life. πŸ™‚

  11. _butt Says:

    You’re the best daughter you can be, Jem. I’m sure your mom is already proud of your becoming, wiser and stronger today. I’m still keeping you both in my prayers and hope that you and your family be granted unlimited supply of faith and courage to brave through this journey called life. Take care always, my friend. πŸ™‚

    • jemima Says:

      Thank you for your prayers and heart-warming words, _butt.

      We do hope.. everyday.
      In the meantime, life goes on…

      You take care too, my dear. πŸ™‚

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