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Letter to My Mother

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I couldn't sleep last night until I got up and wrote the words that I was mulling around in my head... This is my letter to my mother for Mother's Day today. I thought I would share it with you:

(this is an original work by me - Michelle Kauntz. If you wish to borrow or share it, please credit!)

Thank you mom
for always attempting to keep me happy, safe, protected and nourished.
Thank you for your kindness, caring and immeasurable patience.
Thank you for looking out for me even when I didn't think I needed it
and for letting me fall when I had to learn by making my own mistakes.

Thank you mom for always being there;
for waiting up and worrying, for the lectures and the endless concerns.
Thank you for laughing with me, even though I knew at times that you were also laughing at me.
Thank you for the limitless hugs, kisses, vitamins and bandaids
and for the support I receive from you every single day.

Thank you mom
for keeping me warm, for keeping me calm and for keeping me sane.
Thank you for understanding that there were times that I would be mad with you
but always forgiving me in the end.
Thank you for sticking up for me, for encouraging me, for believing in me and
for letting me know that you never expected more than the best I could do.

Thank you mom
for teaching me to be honest, courteous, appreciative and loving.
Thank you for trying to teach me to be neat and tidy, even though it didn't work.
Thank you for teaching me to try to see the best in people, to be diplomatic in the face of conflict,
and when I had no choice but to fight, to fight fair.

Thank you mom
for instilling in me a love for travel, books, flowers, photography and food.
Thank you for nurturing me to always try something new and to keep an open mind.
Thank you for the thousands of back rubs, millions of phone calls, and for always sending me home with left-overs. Still, to this day, you spoil me and I am incredibly grateful for it.

Thank you mom
for showing me how much beauty is around me, and reminding me of it constantly when my world feels dark and frightening.
Thank you for the endless stories, songs and games when I was young, and the endless conversation and knowing smiles now that I am older.
Thank you for putting up with thousands of diapers, my know-it-all teenage years, my sometimes insane 20's and the emotional roller coaster that was my 30's.
And through it all, thank you for loving me no matter what.

Thank you mom
for being so smart, so beautiful, so wise and so talented. It's nice to know that I have the potential somewhere in my genetics to possibly one day be as special as you.

Mom, the words "I love you" are not adequate enough to express how grateful I am to be your daughter, how much you are appreciated or how much you will always mean to me,
so I will simply say:
Thank you mom for being my superhero,
my expert-in-everything,
and my very best friend.

~ Michelle Kauntz

(please credit author if borrowing or sharing any part of this letter/poem)

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MEADSBAY 6/6/2012 2:25PM

    Tears in my eyes!
You two are so lucky to have each other.

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GRACEISENUF 6/6/2012 11:39AM

    How did I miss this? BEAUTIFUL!

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ANGELBETH76 5/20/2012 10:51PM

    Absolutely beautiful! As I read it, it made me think of special things I need to write down to say to my mom. She knows how much I love her, but what you wrote was so incredibly special. Lovely and inspiring! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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FEELINGGREAT38 5/19/2012 12:20PM

    You are an outstanding are expressive and can be felt how close you and your Mom are. You are both lucky to have each other. Hold tight to the memories you are creating, one day they will be what helps you through days you need her but cannot be with her... but she'll never be out of your heart as long as you have the memories you are creating now.... Bless you and your Mom.

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NEVERORNOW 5/15/2012 4:29PM

    That's beautiful! Your mom is a lucky lady. :)

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1COUNTRY_GAL 5/15/2012 2:17AM

    Aw,Happy Tears flowing emoticon emoticon What a Beautiful well written heartfelt letter to your Mom,She must be so proud of you. emoticon

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SWAZY33 5/14/2012 9:13AM

    Lovely tribute

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DEERLADY45 5/14/2012 8:07AM

    This was a Beautiful Tribute to your Mom! You was a Lucky one for sure and so was i ! My mom was like yours! Then i here of moms and daughters not speaking for one stupid reason or another such as my cousin who was a Great Mom but her daughter moved away the year her daughters were to Graduate and they ran back home and their Grand mother took them in now my stupid cousin says the Grand ma stoled them away! So-o crazy! She hasnt talked to her Mom in three years and its killing her! That is so sad and this woman thinks she is soo religious ! Until she forgives shes got a lot to learn! Thanks for sharing this tribute! It is beautiful, BONNIE emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Oh, how LOVELY!!!

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RAINBOWANGEL99 5/13/2012 5:28PM

    Lovely letter... hope you have both had a wonderful Mothers Day!
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XPHOENIX 5/13/2012 4:47PM

    That was beautiful :) Very blessed! XO

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LIBELULITA 5/13/2012 4:31PM

    You are so lucky to have a great Mom, and she is lucky to have you as her daughter who knows how to appreciate all she's done and who can express herself in such a sincere and loving way emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 5/13/2012 2:15PM

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful thoughts that would fit
any loving mother. HUGS!

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SHANTI66 5/13/2012 2:15PM

    Thank you for writing those wonderful words. My mom abandoned me 2.5 yrs ago because she said I was "too sick" to spend her remaining years on (I have depression and PTSD). She doesn't mind spending them on the angel (seriously) of a baby sister I have that she adopted at birth 3 years ago, who was born to a crack-addicted mother and who has various developmental needs and whom I love and miss very much. She left this message on my answering machine (thank God my husband found it and erased before I could hear it). I wonder, today, if she considers herself a mother to one, or two, children.
You're blessed when they're good. Enjoy Mother's Day, and everyday, to the full extent. I never saw this coming (nor did my husband).

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SEDONACAT 5/13/2012 1:49PM

    Thank you for this! Mom died 4 yr. ago and I miss her everyday.
Hugs to you!


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UNICORN212 5/13/2012 12:41PM

    That is a wonderful letter to your Mom. I lost mine 32 years ago, when I was 20. I still miss her.

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NANHBH 5/13/2012 12:21PM

    That is so sweet. Brought tears to my eyes. My mom's been in heaven for 7 years. I still miss her and love her.

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MRSBUCKEYE 5/13/2012 11:53AM

    Oh my gosh - are you my sister from another mother ? No more beautiful words to be written - those are perfect. I will share them with my mom in heaven.

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GERIKRAGH 5/13/2012 11:28AM

    Perfect for my mom. She can read them in heaven!

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TAMMIEANN76 5/13/2012 11:14AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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LRSILVER 5/13/2012 11:13AM

    You said it so well. You are lucky to have such a great mom. Happy Mother's day.

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JAIRIE813 5/13/2012 10:57AM

    Thank you for sharing! Mommas are special...don't know what I'd do without mine! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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