Son to Mother

Dear Mame,

I don’t even know where to start thanking you for all the things you have done for me and our family. What we’ve been through is no joke and yet it always fascinates me how you were able to weather all the challenges that has come our way, big or small. Your courage as a mother, a wife, a woman and as a human being is beyond admirable and it is something that I’m hoping to inherit from you.

One thing I am particularly thankful for is your never-ending love and acceptance of the person that I am. You even topped that by loving and accepting the person that I love as well. In our world today where there’s just too much hate and prejudice, you showed us, your children, that love is the simplest, easiest and most essential thing in the world, like breathing. You are god-fearing but you do not let that fear stop you from doing what your beautiful heart tells you to, because you know that at the end of your journey, it’s him who will be your judge and not them.

I am proud of your current success and I’m happy that you’re getting what you deserve. You’re not only a wonderful mother but a good daughter and a friend as well. You will always be our hero.

Happy Birthday, Mame! More birthdays to come! We love you very much.

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”


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