A Love Letter to All Moms

A Love Letter to All Moms

Dear Mom, 

I love you.  Yes you.  With the macaroni in your hair, the spit-up on your shirt, and the load of laundry at your feet.  Or you, trying to wrangle a toddler into her carseat before you get yelled at AGAIN by daycare for being late.  And especially you- exhausted, stretched too thin, and wondering if you’re doing this whole parenting thing right. 

You’re doing an amazing job.  Whether you breastfeed or bottle feed, public or private or home school, baby wear or don’t.  I don’t care.  I think you’re doing an amazing job.  You’re raising tiny humans and teaching them what love is.  What is more important than that?  

I respect and admire you.  I do.  Especially because you’re probably wondering why.  You may be thinking “my house is always a mess” or “I never have time to cook my family the meals I want to” or “I let my child watch too much tv today (or this week, this month etc)”.  You’re probably listing all the reasons in your head why you don’t deserve my respect and admiration.  But oh the things you’re doing right my dear!!  That scraped knee?  You patched it up like a boss.  And even though you had the most exhausting day at work, you managed to read Goodnight Moon five times for your little one without falling asleep.  And toddler tantrums almost made you rip out your hair today/become an alcoholic/run away screaming.  Almost.  But you didn’t.  And you put that crazy little troublemaker to bed with a hug and a smile anyways.  And when your tiny one is up all night with colic?  You know just the way to bounce and sway to comfort her to sleep.  You love, you heal, you nurture.  So yes, I respect and admire you.

The day to day of motherhood is hard.  Oh so hard.  So whatever your situation: I love you.  I think you are extraordinary.  You are doing a beautiful and selfless thing every day.

I just thought you should know that. 

69 thoughts on “A Love Letter to All Moms

  1. Terri

    This is too sweet. I can’t exactly relate to this right now, as I’m currently pregnant with my first. But this really did touch my heart. For some reason I’m not too worried about the infant/toddler stage. It’s the teenage years that scare me! Hopefully, I can find an ode to motherhood for that period of life too!

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  2. Linh

    I love this! And you read Goodnight Moon a million times also? Thank God – I thought I was the only one 🙂 Motherhood is tough and messy, but dang, it’s the best. Thanks for this reminder, mama!
    -Linh

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  3. Kristie

    Love that you are supporting and encouraging mothers every where. We need each other to lift our burdens and help us smile. Hope you had a lovely day too!

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  4. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I love this! There are so many moms who doubt themselves and they NEED to read this.

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  6. Elizabeth O.

    You made me tear up a little, that was so sweet. I have been worrying constantly lately, if I’m doing things right and what else it is that I need to do. Thanks for the loving reminder. This made my day, really.

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  7. MsCrookedHalo

    Being a Mom is the hardest job in the world and you only see the results after all of the work is done. Glad Moms are finally getting the recognition that they deserve.

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  8. Rosey

    It’s important to find our worth in ourselves and in other mothers too. I think most of us are doing the best we can, and that feels pretty daggone good. 🙂

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  9. Kati

    What a lovely letter! All of the mums need to hear such kind words of appreciation – I’m not a mum yet, but I truly admire them – they’re all doing an amazing job!

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  10. Ana De- Jesus

    They may not act like it 100% of the time but kids do love their parents and despite their tantrums just want to show their parents how much they care for them and crave their attention!

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  11. Krista Whisner

    Thank you for the great read. Sometime it is easy to get caught up in the “am I doing enough” moment. But the truth is we are all doing our best and that is good enough!

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  12. Laurie

    I love the positivity and support for all moms. It’s all too often now to have moms attack others for not doing a certain thing.

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  13. Kait

    This was such a sweet post! I’m not a mom, but I have a feeling my momma friends could use a pick-me-up. Definitely sending this post their way 🙂

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  14. Angela

    Thank you. I needed to read this today. I have 3 year old triplets! Jase, Henley, and Sadie are my miracle babies and I love them with all that I am…but threenagers x3. It’s a struggle to not break down into tears some days.

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  15. Sheri

    Thank you. This actually brought tears to my eyes. As a first time mom sometimes you just need to hear these words from someone and just believe it. Much needed today and I am so grateful.

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  16. karen

    Aw… you are so sweet and adorable and kind and loving…and I just love your love-letters. They are totally mindful of everything that moms do and its so well written and thought-out. mwah!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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  17. Carolyn

    I needed to read this. I had a very trying morning with one of my kiddos. It’s my birthday too so I hated that things got so heated, I was begging him not to make me go there and become “mean mommy” on my birthday and he just would not do what he needed to do so “mean mommy” came out. So frustrating!

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  19. reesa

    This is the sweetest. Moms, all moms, need to hear this all the time, no matter how strong we are or say we are!

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  20. Mimi

    What a great way to recognize how we are all different at how we parent. We moms go through a lot every day starting from the time we have our babies, and even after they leave our nest. I absolutely love being a mom, even those hard parts.

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  21. Brittany Ashmore|| The Ashmores Blog

    I love this post Jess! YOU ARE DOING AN AMAZING JOB AND YOU ARE SUCH A BLESSING! Love you girl!

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  22. Teresa

    This was so lovely, and absolutely touching. Definitely a post I want to share with my mom and other moms in my life. So inspiring!

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  23. Angie

    I love this! I love everything about moms, and I’m not a mom, but they are so important and i know so many that are important to me. One day I hope to be a good mom.

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