Happy Mother's Day

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-07-2003
Happy Mother's Day
Sun, 05-13-2007 - 9:30am
Hi everyone. My only child (almost 21) went back to college yesterday after a short visit to take summer courses and work as an intern for her marketing degree. This is the first summer she will not be at home. She left me a card and in it she wrote, "You have always been a wonderful Mom to me, and more recently, a great friend. I hope you have a happy day and I hope you know how fortunate I feel to have you as a mom."
I know that I wasn't always a wonderful Mom, and I made many mistakes. I know that alcohol impacted my relationship with her when she was small. But, when she was 8, I found sobriety.
Without my sobriety I would not have a relationship with my daughter - I doubt she would be talking to me. I doubt she would have ever considered me her friend.
I am grateful today that I have been given so much - grateful to be alive, sober, and a contributing member of society.
God bless all the mothers out there!
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2003
Sun, 05-13-2007 - 10:09am
How beautiful Leslie.