Today is your day! This is the occasion to celebrate every mother: the love, the life lessons, and the lifetime of precious memories. This day is also for grandmothers, step moms, aunts, cousins, big sisters, or foster parents who took the time and effort to care for a youth as if s/he actually grew in her womb.
This is a day to say THANK YOU for your endless love, patience, and compassion. For putting up with sleepless nights, temper tantrums, and all other growing pains, you are owed a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.
Being a parent isn't easy. It's often been called "the toughest job you'll ever love" and it's called that for a reason. It's challenging, often overwhelming, and at times, frustrating. It's also both physically and emotionally taxing. But despite all that, you still did your best. That's what really mattered. It takes a special kind of person to be a mother.
Thank you for all the bedtime stories, sing-alongs, home-cooked meals, playtime, and sacrifices you've happily given. Thank you for keeping the scary monsters away, kissing boo-boos, being a source of advice, and doing everything out of motherly love.