By Rachel Benbrook Mason, Regular ContributorDecember 10, 2015
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I love you mom. It sounds so simple, but it is so true.
I am sorry for the times I acted up as a child; I know I caused you more than your fair share of headaches. I am sorry for the times I was a belligerent teenager, and you stood by me anyway. You have been there for me through every single twist and turn of my life, and I couldn’t ask for a better mother.
You were there for me when I was in middle school and needed help with my art project, so you stayed up half the night with me to get it done. You were there for me when I took my driving test, and you stood cheering in the driveway as I pulled in for the first time behind the wheel. You were there for me when we loaded up the car, and you dropped me off at college and waved goodbye as you pulled away.
You have been there for me so many nights when I called you in tears, knowing I had no one else I could turn to. You were there for me through difficulties and break ups and hardships, all the while supporting me.
You were there for me in every single way from the time I was born until now, and I can’t imagine the person I would be without you. You encourage me, you lift me up, you help me, and you drive me on to be better. You never judge me if I fall. You are my cheerleader until I can stand again.
One day, I hope to be as smart as you. I hope to be able to have the breadth of knowledge you have in interacting with others, in your knowledge of politics and current affairs.
One day, I hope to be as loving as you.
I want to give my family at least half of the love you have shown to me over the years.
One day, I hope to be just as amazing and as selfless and as giving as you are. I know that will be a hard task to ever achieve, but I have learnt from the best.
You are too amazing for words, and I admire the woman that you are.
I love you, mom.
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Rachel is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the University of Leeds where she studied Political Communications. She is a passionate advocate of strong friendships, caffeine, social justice, current events, travels and adventures, as well as all things peanut butter. She enjoys watching Parks and Recreation, as well as teaching English to new language learners.
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