I want to start by saying how much I love you & always will. You are the most important priority in my life & will never put anything before your health & care. You are the most special thing I have ever been given.
I love being your friend, when you confide in me, but I can’t be your best friend. I can’t because I love you too much & I was given a far greater role to protect, guide & teach you as your mum. So I will put parenting before bring your friend, always. So you may not always like me, don’t worry I don’t always like how you behave, but I always have & will have your best interests in my head & heart. Even when you frustrate me & wind me up, I love you & always will.
I am far from perfect, and can only hope to be half the mum I was, but I can promise you one thing. I couldn’t love you more or try any harder. I will give you everything. I know people say they would die for their kids, but I think that’s instinct, I’d do & do do things I don’t want to & put your needs before me. I will in return embarrass you by cheering to loud on sports day, insisting on selfies & mum dancing in front of your friends. I’ll always think I’m a “Cool mum” when I’m not.
I wish you could learn from my mistakes, but you can’t, so make them & know you can always come back to me to celebrate the successes, learn from the failures & cry about the disasters. I will never turn you away, I can’t promise I won’t say “I told you so”, but I’ll try really hard not to. I’ll hug you & stroke your hair.
You are you. You are enough. Everything else I could tell you has a limit, or a perspective, a rating or comparison. I don’t want that for you. I want you to be you. So please don’t think about what’s others what or expect of you, being you is the hardest thing but I will help you.
I will always listen, when I say I’m too busy, tell me I can never be too busy for you & remind me I need to stop. Sometimes I’ll forget. I’m sorry, forgive me & remind me. I won’t talk to you about brains or beauty, but about passion, kindness & self-belief.
We will fall out, we will disagree (please don’t practice your latest karate move on me), I will be wrong & you will be wrong, but I will always support you. (But also I will always be right!) I will try to give you choices as your life continues & compromise when I can & hear your thoughts & listen to you.
I will love you forever. I have done since the day I knew you were growing inside me & everything I do is for you.
My hopes for you are to be healthy, both physically & mentally, to be happy & to be yourselves.
Love you both so much, forever & always (please stop arguing & keep your rooms tidy lol)