Mother - Marty T. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


   Dear Mom,

I cannot even begin to explain how much you mean to me. You havealways been there, supporting me in whatever I do. In my eyes, you are thegreatest mother. Sometimes, I do not realize what you have to do and take careof. A lot of what I would like to do are not half as important as what you haveto do.

I remember sitting in the car with you in my pre-school parkinglot. It was one of my last days there, and you told me how fast I was growing up,and how much you would miss me when I went to school every day. As you spoke,tears welled up in your eyes. This meant nothing to me then, but as I look backnow, I realize I feel the same way. Now I struggle to hold the tearsback.

I wish I could stay a child and know that when I come home from ahard day you will always be there to greet me with a smile and good advice.

You are an unbelievable wife and mother, and I hope I can be half as goodas you when I raise my own family.

There are so many times I know I do notshow how much I care about you. I might say that something you say or do isweird, but later I realize I was wrong. I just want you to know that no matterwhat, you will always be my mother and my hero.

Love always, Alison




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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