A Letter to My Mom- Happy Mother’s Day! 7

Happy Monday everybody!

I hope you all had a nice, relaxing weekend and are refreshed and ready for Monday! For today’s post I thought it would be fitting to write my mom a letter because Mother’s Day is coming up and what better way to let her know how appreciated she is then to publish it on the internet? Of course she’ll also get a heartfelt card (hopefully one that’ll make her cry. My brother and I always try to get the mushiest cards for her) but I thought a larger display of my appreciation works too. Speaking of larger displays of appreciation…i’m buying her a grill. 

For mother’s day this year i’m not quite sure how we’ll be celebrating, It depends on the weather. Hopefully my mom and I will be grilling out on our deck with a glass of wine in hand. We’re going out tonight (hopefully) so she can pick out a grill for me to get her for Mother’s day because she never treats herself. I know a grill doesn’t sound like the most “mother’s day” kind of gift but it’s something she needs and will really enjoy. Nobody can do summer without a grill, especially because she has such an amazing deck.

If you guys have any grill suggestions, tweet me at @beingleanna or leave a comment below!

Here’s hoping my mom still reads my blog! :-]

Dear Mom,

I can’t even begin to thank you for everything you’ve done for me in my 26 years so lets just focus on this past year, shall we?

First of all, thank you for constantly correcting my spelling in my emails whenever I spelled shall with 1 l. I don’t know how I went this long without knowing that there were two. Second of all, thank you for being supportive of all of my decisions in life no matter how crazy they were. For example, up and moving my life on a whim. You let me learn on my own and I really needed that. You took the time off of work to move me and make sure I was all set up in my new home before you left, no questions asked. And, a mere 4 months later when I moved back with my tail between my legs you took me back into your home with open arms and have never once uttered the phrase “I told ya so” (at least not to my face). 

Thanks to all the moms out there who never uttered 'I told ya so' no matter how dumb their kid was #happymomsday Click To Tweet

My favorite part of our relationship is that you never hold anything back and that you always have the best advice, even if I chose not to listen to it. You don’t sugarcoat situations and that is exactly what I need and you deal with my sometimes childish attitude with grace and I am so grateful. 

You are the best mom that anyone could have and I am so appreciative that you’re mine. You give me freedom without being distant and you give me support without being smothering. It’s the perfect balance and I wouldn’t have grown into the woman I am today without that ebb and flow of structure and freedom. I am forever grateful for the help and support you’ve given me and am proud to call you my friend and mother.

Happy Mother’s Day, I love you,


(And a special shout out goes to my grandmother for letting me live with her last year, and for being one of the best listeners around. My own mother gets all of her patience and fantastic advice giving abilities from my grandmother and I can only aspire to be that way myself.)

Thanks For Reading// Being Leanna

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