She named me after her favourite actor.
She kept me fed, she kept me clean, she kept me safe. She taught me to speak and to walk. She showed me what was right and what was wrong, she saw me smile and laugh, and encouraged that behaviour. She taught me how to care for myself and to care for others. She taught me how to love.
I was not a perfect child. I had some rough patches, as all kids do. But my mother stood by my side, supported me, and guided me to be the best person that I could be. My mother loves me, unconditionally, and no one—no one—has my back more.
With Mother's Day around the corner, I want to let her know that I recognize all that she has done for me and continues to do for me. All that I have become, I am because I have a mother who has given me so much.
Thanks, Mom. I love you.
Have a Happy Mother's Day.