Thank You Mom

I ran across this Letter to My Mother and found it very profound.  I decided to share it with you all, even though it is not my original.  I think this letter portrays what we all feel. I have given credit to the author, who is Michelle Kauntz, for a letter well done and well thought out.  This was created by her in the middle of the night when she couldn’t sleep. Her thoughts just kept coming back to her until she felt impelled to write the words on paper.  Please enjoy:

“Letter to My Mother”



Thank you mom

For always attempting to keep me happy, safe, protected and nourished.

Thank you for your kindness, caring and immeasurable patience.

Thank you for looking out for me even when I didn’t think I needed it

and for letting me fall when I had to learn by making my own mistakes.

Thank you mom for always being there;

For waiting up and worrying, for the lectures and the endless concerns.

Thank you for laughing with me, even though I knew at times that you were also laughing at me.

Thank you for the limitless hugs, kisses, vitamins and bandaids

and for the support I receive from you every single day.

Thank you mom

For keeping me warm, for keeping me calm and for keeping me sane.

Thank you for understanding that there were times that I would be mad with you

but always forgiving me in the end.

Thank you or sticking up for me, for encouraging me, for believing in me and

for letting me know that you never expected more than the best I could do.

Thank you mom

For teaching me to be honest, courteous, appreciative and loving.

Thank you for trying to teach me to be neat and tidy, even though it didn’t work.

Thank you for teaching me to try to see the best in people, to be diplomatic in the face of conflict and when I had no choice but to fight, to fight fair.

Thank you mom

For installing in me a love for, books, flowers, photography and food.

Thank you for nurturing me to always try something new and to keep an open mind.

Thank you for the thousands of back rubs, millions of phone calls, and for always sending me home with Left-overs.  Still, to this day, you spoil me and I am incredibly grateful for it.

Thank you mom

For showing me how much beauty is around me, and reminding me of it constantly when my world feels dark and frightening.

Thank you for the endless stories, songs and games when I was young, and the endless conversation and knowing smiles now that I am older.

Thank you for putting up with thousands of diapers, many know-it-all teenage years, my sometimes insane 20’s and the emotional roller coaster that was my 30’s.

And through it all, thank you for loving me no matter what.

Thank you mom

For being so smart, so beautiful, so wise and so talented.  It’s nice to know that I have the potential somewhere in my genetics to possibly one day be as special as you.

Mom, the words ‘I love you’ are not adequate enough to express how grateful I am to be your daughter, how much you are appreciated or how much you will always mean to me, so I will simply say:

Thank you mom for being my superhero, my expert-in-everything

And my very best friend.”

~Michelle Kauntz~