Dear Mommy:

Dear Mommy:

Today is a special day & I am so happy that I will get to share it with you. Can you believe how quickly time as flown? Just yesterday I remember dressing up in your clothes & putting your lipstick on in all the wrong places. & just yesterday we were spending every weekend together at swim meets camping out in the van & getting lost on 'excursions'. & just yesterday you were sending me off to college. You are such an amazing mother, friend, daughter, wife, & woman of God. & I am so grateful to be able to call you my mother. You ARE my best friend -- when you are hurting I am hurting. When you get excited about something I do too {for the most part hehe}. I can't go very long without seeing you or talking on the phone -- I have mommy withdrawals! haha I know that we may bump heads, but I am pretty sure that is normal! & I love that I can come to you for anything, no matter what it is. I may not like what you have to say but 99.9% of the time you are always right :). Life lately has been tough on our family & I am proud of you for holding strong. What you have to do is not easy and you are doing the best you possibly can. I will always want the best for you NO MATTER WHAT. You deserve it all! I hope you know how special you are to me & I can't imagine a day without you -- now you are a drive down the street & one day you may be a phone call away but I know that you WILL always be there for me. I love you so much mommy & Hope you have the best birthday a 50 year old could possibly have ;) 

love always,
your little girl