Wednesday, May 4, 2016

mothers

Your mother from the moment you were born looks at you with a tender and devoted gaze. A gaze she keeps only for you. You are the most beautiful girl she has ever seen.


You smile with her. Your eyes glisten with hers. You feel with her. From the moment you were born, you and her were connected.


She always tells you are beautiful.
From the first day until the last.
Whenever you need to hear it.
Whenever you forget.
Whenever you doubt it.
Whenever you need to be reminded.
She tells you how beautiful you are.


You believe it when you are young child, embracing all the words your mom says.
As you become a teenager you avoid hearing it. You don’t appreciate what she has to say and you constantly snap at her.
You leave for college and her voice on the phone is comforting when you miss home or feel alone. You appreciate more of what she has to say but you still don’t consider it true.
It isn’t until your mid 20s.
When you believe it.

She tells you she always has faith in you.
She sees the very best in you.
Even after all the trouble you have caused her.
She knows no matter what your status is in life, relationships, and careers; you are still exactly where you need to be.


She is so wise. 
Telling you things your heart knows but couldn’t voice to say.
Letting you know exactly how incredible you truly are when you are uncertain of yourself. 
Always there to remind you that you should never doubt yourself, because you will overcome whatever obstacle is placed in front of. That no matter what, you should just be yourself.
She is your biggest fan, your biggest admirer and your biggest supporter.


She tells you are beautiful.
And you feel it.
She never tells you that you need make up, or you need to dress a certain way, because she knows your true beauty and your true style.
She knows she needs to allow you room to flourish.
She helped you to become the flower you are.
Raising you, taking care of you, being there for you.
But she also knows she needs to let you blossom.
Blossom the way you should.
Not the way someone has told you.
She learned that from her mother.
Her mother giving her the same gaze. 
Her mother's eyes glistened with hers.
Her mother's moments and hers were connected.
Her mother told her everyday how beautiful she was.
If not for her words, but with her eyes.
The tender and devoted gaze.
That each mother gives to her daughter.


And now in your mid 20’s, your mother looks at you with that gaze she keeps only for you. You are the most beautiful girl she has ever seen.

From the first day & forever.

Thank you for being the most incredible mother in the world.
You are the most considerate and sweetest woman I will ever meet.
& I haven't told you enough, I love you & you are beautiful.


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