I know things haven’t been easy recently. I know you’re tired and hurting. I know you feel helpless and stuck in a rut. I want you to know that things will get better, I just don’t know when, but they will.
I know I’m not around as much as I should be, but I am always here for you and I would drop everything if you needed me. You’ve done the same for me throughout my life. Thank you mummy, thank you for always being there. Thank you for looking after my brother and I, times may have been hard when we were growing up but you never let this affect us. We may not have had much in the way of material things, but we had everything we needed and that was because of you. You raised us both into wonderful human beings with values, confidence and knowledge. You encouraged us to develop our interests, try new things and gave us both freedom and inspiration to do this.
Thank you for telling me never to give up and showing me the bigger picture when I was struggling with my depression and anxiety. Thank you for holding my hand when I was hallucinating and seeing spiders on the ceiling when I started taking fluoxetine. Thank you for taking me to hospital umpteen times when I broke my fingers playing netball. Thank you for talking to me about periods and becoming a woman. Thank you for wiping my tears away and giving me the best hugs. Thank you for looking after me.
I’m sorry for the times I’ve upset you, disappointed you or haven’t been there for you. I hope for the most time that I’ve been a good daughter to you.
You’re a strong, warm and wonderful woman. You’re caring, compassionate and always full of advice. You’ve always been there for me, not just as my mum but as friend. You’ve seen me at my best and at my worst. You’ve always given me encouragement and had the right words to say at the right moment and from the bottom of my heart I thank you for this.
I love you mummy.
ps. When I grow up I want to be just like you 🙂