A Thank You Letter to My Single Mother

Dear Mom,

It is not easy to put everything in words. There’s a lot I want to say thank you for but I barely have the words to say so. Raising us to mature adults was not easy, I know. Between our sibling fights to our bratty stages, I don’t understand how you made it.

You are my favorite person. You are my mom; the strongest woman I have ever known. You taught me how to see the positive side of life no matter the circumstance. You helped me find myself even when you were feeling lost. I can never thank you enough. I owe who I am today to you. Thank you for playing the role of two and loving us twice as hard.

Now that I am an adult, I understand your sacrifices. Being a single mum is difficult and growing up in a single household is not the perfect storybook for children. With a single mom like you, we never cared about any storybook situation. You made single parenting look easy now I know it isn’t.

Mom if you’re reading this, thank you. Thank you for supporting me through every tough situation I went through. Thank you for holding my hands when no one else was willing to do it. Thank you because you taught me how to love myself and how to appreciate my situation.

There are numerous times when I felt like a failure but you always believed in me. I can never forget your encouraging words. You helped me remedy every bad situation I went through and for this I want to say thank you.

Mom, it is now my turn to take care of you. I will do it without a second thought. I hope you read this letter because even though I know a simple thank you is not enough, you are still my rock. I can’t put everything in words because what you’ve done to me deserves more than a thank you. Here’s to you mom. I love you with all my heart.


Your daughter.