My child, I have not been perfect as your mother, but I have been the best mom I can be. I hope that I have been especially effective when it has really counted. My heart stood as a shield of protection those nights you slept alone in your crib. I stayed on my knees when you were away from home, drove your first car, had that first big interview, took that first Cupid's arrow to the heart. I was there in the shadows praying, cheering, conducting, scolding, whatever it took to get you through it.
I simply love being your mom. I live each day to be your mom. Never a day off. Never a single regret.
I have watched you grow into such a beautiful being. Such an astounding contributor to the world around you. Seeing your growth into "you" is the greatest gift you can ever give back to me. It has been a complete privilege to call myself your mom and even a greater honor to hear you call me mommy. I will always be with you no matter what.
Thank you for being such a gift to me. Thank you for allowing me to be flawed. I will never be the perfect mom, but I promise to be perfect in my pursuit at being the best mom I can be.
I love you more than the most beautiful rainbow. I love you more than yesterday. Loving you tenderly, mom