A Letter To My Best Friend on Mother's Day

Hey Mom,

Can you believe I’m done next semester? These 2 years flew by. I know I owe it all to you-- the dual enrollment classes, summer courses, and maxing out on credits. However, I know I didn’t make it easy on you. There were a lot of morning phone calls and evening meltdowns, but you said, “Guil, you got this.” And, you were right. I got this.

Speaking of which, I reached out to that company we were talking about a few weeks ago. They said yes to the brand deal! You were right.

Oh, and Mom, remember the girls I was telling you about? The partiers? The ones you told me to stay away from? I heard they’re failing a couple of courses this semester and won’t be able to graduate on time. I'm glad you told me to prioritize my education. You were right.

But, wait-- I know how you’re always telling me to stray away from the hear say. You were right about those boys too; the ones who twisted my words and started a bunch of drama. I don’t talk to them anymore. And, guess what? No drama! You were right.

Speaking of boys, remember the one you told me to give another chance to? I did. And, things are going really well. I’m not rushing anything though. You always say, “If it’s meant to be it’ll be.” And, you’re always right. I’ll let this one play out.

Thank you-- for always being right. Thank you for always giving me the best advice. When I was fifteen, I remember coming home, crying to you. I asked you how my group of girl friends could turn so cold. You told me it was because they were jealous of me-- my looks, intelligencce, etc. Looking back, I realize they were jealous of me because of the incredible parents I have.

You always put my sister and I first, whether it’s buying us a new shirt we see at the mall, driving us to soccer practice, or hosting prom for 25 of our friends and their families. Or, the last french fry. You always let me have the last Chik-fil-a fry.

I can’t wait until the day I can use the education, the one you gave me the ability to receieve, to get a job. A job that will help me help you achieve all of your dreams and goals in life. You deserve it more than anyone.




  1. What a wonderful post! Your mum obviously did a wonderful and loving job raising you, and it's fabulous that you took her advice along the way. This post is a very beautiful Mother's Day card, tribute, and expression of your sentiments and appreciation.
    Belatedly wishing happy Mother's Day and many congratulations to your mum!


    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post. I really appreciate it!

  2. I have been catching up on your blog lately!! Its so great that you and your Mom have a very close relationship(:

    Nikki O.


    1. I am very lucky!! Thanks for reading & commenting, Nikki!