In the early days of my life, I was just a fetus, growing and developing inside of my mother. It's hard to believe now that back then, she was just a woman who had no idea what was going on with her body. As she carried me around, though, her body changed in ways it never had before—and as I came into the world, so did her whole life.
She went from being a person who could do whatever she wanted whenever she wanted to being someone who had to wake up in the middle of the night to feed me and change my diapers. She went from being able to go out whenever she wanted to staying home all day with me. She went from having a choice about whether or not she wanted kids (and whether or not they would be raised by her) to having no choice at all—she was going to have kids and raise them herself.
And then one day… something happened that changed everything: I started walking! And talking! And running! And talking some more! And suddenly it wasn't just "ma" anymore—it was "mommy"!
I know you get so tired chasing me as I was enjoying the early days of walking alone. But somehow you always found the energy to run after me when I needed a hug or a hand to hold or just a smile on your face when things got tough for me or for us as a family.
I appreciate your patience when I am just starting to eat my first solids—and how it's always been with such grace and love that we celebrated those milestones together. And how even now, when we're not at home anymore, you still make sure our meals are healthy and nutritious—because that's what matters most to both of us!
But through all of the tears and tantrums, there has been one constant in your life: Your love for me is unconditional. You have always been willing to give me everything—all of your time, energy and attention—and that's what makes Mommy such an amazing super hero!
We know that sometimes it's hard to see yourself as the hero of your own story—especially when you're spending every day doing everything for everyone else. But we want you to know that we see you in a different light: as a superhero.
You're not just our mom; you're our role model and inspiration. You're the one who makes us feel like we can do anything, even when times get tough (and they always do). You make us feel safe, loved, and cared for—and we don't know how to thank you enough for that.
You're the one who cleans up my messes and fixes my mistakes when no one else can. You're the one who holds me when I'm scared. And when I cry because someone hurt my feelings—you're the one who tells me it's going to be okay while holding me tight.
You are my hero, mom. And no matter what happens in life, or how much we grow up and become different people—you'll always be my hero.
Love forever and ever, your child