5 Things I learned from My Mom

My oldest wrote this for me for Mother’s Day. There is no more wonderous thing than being a mom.

5 Things I’ve Learned From You

Manners

All of my manners come from the many times you scolded me for not saying please and thank you, or when I would sit the wrong way in a dress.

Old movies

Without you I most likely wouldn’t have gotten to explore the amazing collection of old movies that I missed out on. They’re always so enjoyable, and getting to watch them with you makes it 100% better.

My sisters

It’s a slow process and I haven’t quite gotten there, but you’re helping me get along with Aimee and Sarah (for the most part). I want to spend more time with them, although sometimes I feel kind of awkward for all of the times I was rude to them or straight up ignored them. I want to fix my mistakes and become a better role model for my sisters, especially Aimee. Middle school is a hellish rollercoaster and I want to make sure that she doesn’t end up like me, so I will give her the support and attention that she needs.

Dealing with anxiety

Learning how to cope with my anxiety is one of the most important things you’ve taught me. Taking deep breaths, listening to that scientifically proven song, taking breaks. Now I can help my sisters and my friends whenever they’re having panic attacks or nervous about something.

How to be happy

In middle school it was difficult to be happy, constantly stressed out, and worried about my friends. I never got to see your cool side, I hid away, never said I love you unless I was forced or even hug you. I can’t even imagine how much that must’ve hurt. Being in online school is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. If I had gone to regular high school I’m sure my depression would’ve only gotten worse. Thank you for showing me what it’s like to be happy in a hard part of my life.

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