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Dear Mom,

I know I can talk freely with you…

I’ve always hated Mother’s Day.Not because I hate showering you with attention and praise, but because on one day of the year I’m supposed to show you exactly how much you mean to me… Which I do every day..(I’m sure you know how much I Love You!)

After everything you’ve done for me, people think I sending you “Love You Mom” card is all that’s important…

Hell!! No… That’s what I’ll ever do to show you, my love…

After all the opportunities you’ve handed me, the countless mood swings you’ve endured from me, the life you’ve given up for me, Do you Readers really think, I’m supposed to send you a card with flowers, and that’s supposed to be enough?

Instead, I’ll just tell you.

I’ll tell you exactly why I respect you, not try and fit it into some two-by-two-inch card.

I will tell you exactly what I should say every day of every month of every year. I’ll tell you exactly why I love you!

1. You’ve given up your wants, desires, and needs for my own. 
You’ve given up your ambitions, dreams and future plans for my shot at them. You’ve given me everything I don’t just need, but anything I could ever want.  
2. I can be starry-eyed, obsessive and spontaneous, but you ground me without dashing my dreams.
You know what’s possible and what’s going to hurt me yet still manage to satisfy my unrealistic ambitions.
You support me no matter what, even if that means standing by while I make mistakes.
3. You care for me enough to get mad at me, but will always forgive me. 
Even though you hate playing the villain, you have to be one to make me an hero (you’d always want to see me be one!!) 
You take the fights and the mean words and the hateful stares because you love me enough to take it.

4. You let me be my most vulnerable self…  After hours, days and weeks of putting on a brave face, you let me take it off. There is no show with you, no performance, no acting.
You don’t just let me be my true self, you expect me to be. You’re like a needed breath of fresh air after swimming for hours in a pool of bullshit.
5. You’re the most selfless person in the world dealing with the (always) most selfish guy. You don’t just let me vent; you center every conversation around me.
Your days are centered around how my days are, and your worries are weighed on mine. You don’t take me out to dinner to talk about yourself; you take me out to hear about my life.
You’re the only person who doesn’t just listen to me all the time but wants to make it about me all the time.
Flowers, cards and massage gift certificates wouldn’t have helped me get my point across. Taking you out to dinner won’t do it justice. Buying you balloons isn’t going to inflate my point. All of it seems so… trite.
A Hallmark card won’t ever be able to explain exactly why I love you. Exactly why I’m proud to call you my mom. Exactly how grateful I am for you… 
You aren’t judgmental; you’re careful. You aren’t biased; you’re wise. You aren’t out to get me; you’re out to help me. 
Thank You, Mom! Love You for making me what I am today!!

Yours Lovingly,

The Selfish One!!

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