A Letter to My Mother
Today I have been sitting here reflecting upon the past twenty-nine years of being your daughter. It seems like just yesterday I was your little girl. I am writing to you today to make you aware of the appreciation and gratitude I have for the significant influence you have had on my life. Having you as a mother has profoundly influenced me in every way possible. Without a shadow of a doubt, I know that your strong family values, sense of responsibility, and everlasting faith in me have molded me into the person I am today. Throughout my childhood, you always made sure that we spent time together as a family. Strong family bonds turn children into happy, well-balanced adults. Whether it was watching television in the family room or taking a day trip to the beach, memories were made. These memories have formed bonds that cannot be broken. With these bonds, my siblings were transformed into my three closest allies and friends. We did not have an overabundance of material things, but there was a love in our home, and that is far more valuable. Furthermore, these family values have helped me form strong bonds with friends and my own children. By showing a strong sense of responsibility, you have taught me how to fulfill my obligations. I hated the chores that you would assign to me in my adolescent years. You would never accept an excuse if a task was not completed. Because of this, I learned that by doing my part I was contributing to something larger than myself. It also taught me how to respect myself for my contributions. By having me carry out my responsibilities, you lead me to pursue excellence, be more accountable, and show self-reliance. During my high school years I went through a stage of rebellion. Your faith in me never diminished. Never did you scold or insult me for the bad choices I made. If I came to you with a problem, you never judged or berated me. You would guide me to a more logical solution because you...
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