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Happy Birthday, Mom!

Dear Mom,

I just wanted to let you know for all the world to hear, how grateful I am for you. Thankful for your patience with me through my mood swings, ever forgiving me, and loving me through the years. It is a joy for me to watch you “grandmother” my children, because I get a glimpse of remembering all the fun things you did with me as a child.  My memory has failed, but I have pictures of happiness throughout that childhood…I always felt safe and secure, and I knew that no matter what choices I’d make in life, that you would love me still the same. I’ve decided as a mother myself, that that is one of the most important things I want my children to know–that they are safe and loved.

I aim to be somewhat of a wonderwoman, as I know you do, and feel the sadness when I fall short.  But then I  pick myself back up again and keep trying. I’m grateful for the adventures you took us on as kids, I like to take my kids on adventures, too. Thanks for putting your heart into mothering me, even still.


Kristen Joy

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  1. Raelene says:

    Thanks, Kristen! What a great way to be remembered on my birthday. The best thing that ever happened to me was to be a MOM and Grandma ranks right up there too. Thanks for your part in both of those joys!

  2. Suzanne says:

    Aw! that’s so heartfelt.

  3. There’s a lot of love in that photo!

  4. tricia dunlap says:

    Kristen, that is a beautiful letter to your mom! I know she is so proud of you!