Dear Mum

Dear Mum,

I have expressed my love and appreciation to you a countless number of times already; whether through text messages, short online posts, gift cards or even small notes in your handbag or on your bedside table. I would have done so more often if only you were into these kind of sentimental gestures. Since Mother’s Day is in few days, I thought of writing you a heartfelt letter. And since I now own an online space, I thought writing it here would make it different from the previous years.

Everyone knows how close we are to each other. Whether they’re family, friends or acquaintances, they know this. If a person had a conversation with me, they’d easily figure this out because whatever comes out of my mouth mostly involves you. We do everything together; from house stuff to work stuff to family stuff to personal stuff. We literally tell each other everything. One of my favourite parts of the day is when you tell me about your day and I tell you about mine. I never thought it was possible for a child to befriend his mother until I tried. You are now my parent, my mother, my best friend, my sister and sometimes even my daughter. This is mind-blowing to me!

With every year that passes us by, our mother-daughter relationship becomes more valuable. You listen to me when I’m happy. You listen to me when I’m enthusiastic about something. You listen to me when I’m sad. You listen to me when I break down. Most importantly, you care enough to listen to me. You always know what to do or what to say; whether by giving me advice or showering me with your love instead. You always know what will instantly make me happy; whether it’s a hug, a movie or a jacket I’ve been wanting to buy. Your surprising gifts that you get me out of the blue never get old; whether they’re small or big they make me happy. You make me happy, mum.

I love you for so many reasons mum. One of which is how you try to have an open mind about whatever I do. Like when I first started this blog, you didn’t think it was useful, but you went along with me anyway. Now with every blog post I publish, you show more and more support. You always ask me about my coming posts, you share your opinion and you help me with ideas too. And when I started counting down for the 3K views on my blog, you joined in and you were almost as excited as I am. When I was in the process of changing my blog’s domain, you helped me with the needed official steps. You respect my wish of wanting to stay alone when I’m writing a blog post. You actually told a few of your friends about my blog, which I didn’t think you’d do this soon. You went from “I’m not sure about this” to “I hope your blog turns into something big” in a short time. It makes me happy that you’re now on the same page as I am regarding this. So thank you for having an open mind and trying to see eye to eye with me! You have no idea how much it means to me to have your support too.

I am very cautious about what I write here because you don’t like sharing much of your life online. In fact, you don’t like sharing anything about you online at all that I had to ask your permission before publishing this. But I’d like to say that, even though we have some differences that we may never agree on (which is normal), these are nothing compared to the kind of relationship we have. I am very lucky to call you my mother. I am very lucky to be raised by you. I am even luckier to be spoiled by you. I like it when you cook while I sit on the kitchen table and just talk with you instead of helping you. I like how we talk about very random topics when we have a walk or we’re driving somewhere. I like how the best kind of naps I have are when I sleep next to you.

I know I say this every year, but I promise you to help you more often with the house chores. I promise you that I will put my shoes in the shoe cabinet once I take them off. I promise you that I will shower you with actual gifts when I get a paid job. I will not promise you that I will stop watching Hannibal though. And I will not promise you that I will stop watching sad movies haha.

Everyone believes that they have the best mother ever, but it’s only because they have not seen the kind of mother you truly are. You are the best mother out there to me! I love you to the moon and back. Happy Mother’s Day, mum!

With love,
Your daughter,

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