I am really close with my Mom. We had maybe a year or so when I first moved out of her house that we didn't get along well. I think we both were just bitter and not ready to move on.
When I was a little girl, I'm talking like 6 or 7, I remember her putting notes in my lunch box saying "hav a great day pooh! love, mom" or some other sweet little note. They would always be written on this colorful lined paper, closed with a sticker. To this day, I still have a bunch of them that I tucked away.
One day Mom bought me a greeting card. This is what it said :
My Child, This Is a Thought for You About Growing Up.
This isn't an easy world
to be growing up in,
and I don't blame you
if you sometimes feel
a little confused about things...
For now, my child, remember that it's
okay to feel the way you feel.
Be yourself, and don't try to
hide what's going on indside.
Just don't forget
that a beautiful person lives there.
Even though you sometimes feel unhappy
with the way things are going,
don't ever stay sad for long.
I miss you when the happy you is gone.
and I'll always be here
to help you when
you need to find
your smile again.
For some reason, even to this day, it makes me get all teary-eyed. I have had this card for 15 years maybe. I will never get rid of this.