There are so many things I want to say to my children and I figured if I put it here, they will have it long after I am gone. Just like my love, this letter will last forever.
If I don’t say it enough, I need you all to know that I love you. I love you even when you think I don’t. I only ever want what is best for all of you even when you don’t believe that to be true. Even on those occasions when you say you hate me (and I know it will eventually come), I will still love you.
My arms and my heart will always be open for you. Each and every one of you completes me in some way. The second that each of you came into my life, a piece of my heart lay outside of my body. Each piece I give to each of you. In those pieces, I give you hope, faith, strength and love. Within those pieces is every bit of pride I have for every one of you accomplishments, big or small.
Cherish your piece for it will nurture your soul. It will always provide warmth when you are cold, strength when you are weak, faith when you have none, love when you are broken and hope when you believe all is lost. That piece of my heart that I freely and willingly give, no strings attached is yours. It will always keep you safe if you let it. Should you push it away, it will be there when you return to pick it up.
As your mother, my heart will always be a part of each of you. There whenever you need it to be. For my love has no boundaries and no demands only an unconditional love for each one of you now and always. No matter what you are going through, no matter the hardships, the struggles or the mistakes, it will always be there as a soft place to land. Together we will pick up the pieces and make you whole again.
I can’t tell you all enough how thankful I am that someone decided that I should be your mother, there has never been a greater gift than each of you to me. As I watch you grow into adults, I can’t help but love everything that you all have become. Your personalities are all amazingly unique and you are such amazing little beings. I have watched you grow and bloom every single day since you were born and I still sometimes sneak into your rooms when you are sleeping just to look at you while you are still small because I know all too soon, you will go from my nest to use the wings you have grown and fly.
Just remember that even when you are angry, hurt, sad or happy, my nest will always be here to make sure you have a soft place to land. I will love you always and forever.