What The Good Moms Teach (A Thank You)

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Dear Mom,

I can never thank you for everything you’ve done for me but I can thank you for the big things, the things that shape my view of the world and myself.

Thank you for teaching me that romantic love is not a necessity of life. I have seen you go to bed alone every night for the last decade (except for the nights I wanted to snuggle with you) without being upset. You could cry and complain about having no one by your side, but you know that the love of your family and friends is all you really need to survive. I will never feel alone in life because I don’t have a romantic partner because I will always have your love.

Thank you for teaching me to always act with grace and dignity, especially in the presence of those who are waiting to…

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