A Letter to My Mum

Dear Mum,

I’m lucky enough that I could write this to you in person. Some people are not that lucky and I am forever thankful that you are here. I don’t know what I’d do or where I’d be without you.

We have always been close, and there’s never been a moment that I haven’t been grateful for you and everything you have done and continue to do, not just for me but for Jarod too (even though he’s a huge pain in the arse). You have always been my biggest motivation to do well in life. If I grow up to be even half the woman you are, I’ll be happy. You have taught me things that I’ll never forget, and made me who I am today, so if there’s anything awful about me, it’s your fault!

I tell you all the time that I love you, so today I’ll tell you what I’m thankful for:

I’m thankful for every weekend you stood on the sidelines supporting me at football games, even when it rained or that time it hail-stoned!

I’m thankful for every time you cleaned up after I was ever sick.

I’m thankful for all of the holidays you’ve taken me on (and dad obviously but today isn’t about him, he’ll get his time)

I’m thankful for the times, when dad was away, that you’d do everything you could to look after me and Jarod.

I’m thankful for all of the times I know you wanted to break down and cry but told me everything would be okay.

I’m thankful for all of the times you’ve shouted at me, I wouldn’t be who I am today without that no matter how much I probably hated it at the time.

I’m thankful for a mum who is also a best friend.

I’m thankful for your love of pizza and chocolate, because it means we have excuses for girly dates!

I’m thankful for all of the times you probably wanted to say “I told you so” but you didn’t you just hugged me instead.

I’m thankful for all of the clothes you’ve bought me and said “don’t tell your dad” because honestly, I’d probably have half the wardrobe I do now!

There have been many memories made and many tears shared, but I can’t thank you enough for everything. Although I’m a pain in the arse 90% of the time, you’re always there and you’ll never know how much that means to me!

I’m thankful for everything you have ever done and continue to still do for me, and I’m thankful that you’re still here, and that I am able to speak to you everyday and see you whenever I can.

Lots of love,

Your daughter xx

I’d like to also say Happy Mothers Day to all the mums who aren’t here today, and to those who have lost a child. 💕

You’re all amazing!

Charlotte x


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