DEAR MOM,

  1. You and I have never been very close.
  2. We've had a really rough relationship for as long as I can remember.
  3. You've lived a very hard life that has taken a toll on you, and you've unintentionally taken it out on me.
  4. There have been so many times I've wanted to up and run away, and never speak to you again.
  5. I've tried.
  6. Through everything, I just wanted to say thank you.
  7. Despite all the hardships and the fights, thank you for always being there for me.
  8. Thank you for everything you've done for me.
  9. Thank you for, most of the time, trying your best to be a mother even though you've told me you don't know how to be one.
  10. It took over a decade, but you're finally taking control of your life and making an effort to change, to better yourself.
  11. I'm so proud of you for making the stride to better yourself. I know it hasn't been easy.
  12. Though I may be difficult sometimes, it's only because I care and want you to live a happy life.
  13. I hope we can mend our relationship and hopefully grow to be friends, because that's all I've ever wanted.
  14. Happy Mother's Day.
  15. I love you