www.whyville.net May 9, 2010 Weekly Issue

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A Letter For My Mom

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Dear Mom,

I remember when we were little. We lived by the beach and you would buy us french toast in the morning and it would be so hot it would burn our tongues. You would pull over and hold it out the window until the cool air would make it less hot and then we would eat it.

I have so many good memories from everything you have done. I remember the little things most -- like French toast and Elmo pacifiers.

Oh, how I remember the pacifiers. When Nick threw his pacifiers in the water, you had to go all around town, looking for the kind he liked. One day you found one that could go around his neck so that he couldn't throw it in the ocean anymore and luckily he never did again.

I know I don't tell you nearly enough how much I appreciate everything you do for me. It's impossible to tell you how much I love you, how much I respect what you do for me. I know that things are often difficult, especially with Nick, but please know that no matter what I have said and done in the past or what I will say or do in the future, I will always remember what you have done for me and I promise you that I will forever remember it all.

I know you try your hardest, which is hard to do. You home school, you work a hard job, you get Nick his medicine, and you take him to speech. You take him to Charlotte, to counseling and doctor appointments. You take me to school, to Dad's, to lunch, to the store and everywhere else.

You are a great mother and although I don't usually say that, I am so thankful for everything, I truly am. Being a single mom and running a cleaning business, all while raising a son who is emotionally disturbed is hard. I just wanted to let you know on this special day, how much I love you and I wanted to let you know that I will always love you. You are the best mom a girl could ever ask for and I am proud of the close relationship we have.

I know this is short and I know it isn't enough to let you know how much I love you. As always I saved writing this for the last minute. Just as I do with everything else and as always, the grammar is bad. But, I hope you know that I love you to the moon and back, I love you unconditionally. That is probably the only thing that will never change.



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