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A Letter to My Mother

Dear Mommy,
I miss you. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. When I look at your photos, I see myself in your eyes, smile and lively spirit. Now that I'm a grandmother, I wish you were here to share in my joy. My grandson is so amazing! I do know that you are guiding me with your infinite wisdom and love. I am eternally grateful.

Thank you for showing me what it means to be a woman. I've learned that I can be strong and independent, yet not compromise my femininity; that I can be nurturing and empathetic toward others and maintain my personal power.

Thank you for encouraging me to cultivate my individuality and creativity. I remember how you used your talent to serve others and to make ordinary things beautiful. I am emulating you through my teaching and continue to give to others as I have been given. I've learned well how to make others smile and how to make a a difference in the world.

Through you, I love unconditionally. It hasn't always been easy, but you taught me that if I love myself genuinely ... others will love me the same way. You may have had a broken heart, but never a broken spirit. You weathered the storm with elegance and grace and never looked back. You transformed what could be considered hopelessness to abundant possibilities. I respect and appreciate you for all the sacrifices you made for me. Now I have a legacy of love to pass on to my family. One that represents the heart of a woman who knows her worth.

On this special day, I celebrate you. I can face each day with the understanding that I am a loving, beautiful and exceptional woman.

My Love Always,
Dianne

This story was written for World Pulse’s Girls Transform the World Digital Action Campaign.

World Pulse believes that women's stories, recommendations, and collective rising leadership can—and will—bring girls greater access to education which will transform their lives, their families, and communities. The Girls Transform Campaign elicits insightful content from young women on the ground, strengthens their confidence as women, and ensures that influencers and powerful institutions hear their stories.
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Activechica's picture

Lovely reflection

Dear Diane,

I appreciate your words on what you treasured about your mom and how they have made you the self-confident and giving person that you are today. I also had a loving and gracious mom who gave me so many of the values, opportunities and learnings that bring happiness to my life. I need to do the same for her.

Thank you for sharing and carrying on her teachings to the next generation.

All the best,
Leslie

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