Happy Mother's Day.
I know it is late in the day and you probably think I have forgotten about you but I haven't. The truth is I have just been putting this off all day long because I haven't wanted to cry...puffy eyes aren't attractive. So now that the day is done and I am off to bed, I figured it would be a good time to let you know just how much I love you.
You are my best friend and always have been. I know you have told me over and over again how you are here to be my mom, not my friend, but I never believed that for a second. You were there for me through the ups and downs, laughs and tears, boyfriends and heart breaks. You were never afraid to tell me when I looked like a bum, chose horrible friends, or when I was just plain being stupid. You held my hand through new experiences but weren't afraid to give me the push when I needed it. You were and are everything a best friend should be.
Now that I'm "grown up" (getting older is mandatory but growing up is optional) and I am out of the house I have realized just how much of a presence you are in my life. (Crap here come the tears.) I miss you more and more every day but am reminded of you in every little thing I do. Everything in my daily routine is inspired by you. From the motivation to wake up at the butt crack of dawn and go to work, to driving my car (even though i know it frustrated you more than anything trying to teach me) to my work ethic that has gotten me farther in the corporate environment than I ever thought possible for myself, I owe it all to you (Dad you too but this is a mother's day post...you will get your glory next month.)
Thank you for all you have done. Thank you for answering the phone and listening to me vent even when the time isn't convenient. Thank you for always being there. I love you so much and I hope you had an amazing Mother's Day. It was hard for me not to be there. You deserve the world and I am so proud to be your daughter.