Write a letter to your mom. Tell her something you’ve always wanted to say, but haven’t.


Dear Mom,

The funny thing is I know you’ll most likely actually read this post, which adds more pressure to write something good. No hypothetical letters to moms here. But I’m grateful for the constant, unwavering interest you take in my hobbies and passions. Not everyone is so lucky to have a parent deeply invested in what they have to say or what they’ve created.

I want to talk about dad. About how your strength poured into the gaps and holes he left behind to keep our family together. I always think about how I lost my father, but you lost your husband. Your companion. The guy who frustrated you most of the time but everyday you chose him. That’s an unimaginable loss that I hope to never have to experience (I’m going first Alex). You don’t hide your sadness, but you don’t let it consume you. You push on, make lists, and work through the emotions straight on. You will always be known for your strength. 

I’ve never told you that it’s ok not to be strong all the time. Trust me, I know that feeling all too well and want you to know that you won’t be seen as weak in your daughters’ eyes for being vulnerable. Our tiny little family has got your back.

I pride myself in our family’s ability to remain close, connected, and friends. And that’s largely because of your efforts to keep it that way. So thank you.

I don’t say it enough, but I love you with all of my heart.


This post is part of a 31 day writing prompts series I’m doing. Find all the prompts in this blog post.