A Letter to My Mama(s)

To my Mom, Mama, Aunt, Mimi, Nana, Grandma, Godmothers, and Aunties,

I love you.

I just wanted to get that out there first and foremost. Because it’s not just something that needs to be said it’s the truth.

Y’all have raised me and prepared a way for me without me even realizing it sometimes. You’ve given me countless amounts of memories and lessons.

Books. Barbeques. Camping out. Car rides. Naps. Scoldings. Homework help. Couches to sleep on. Socks. Shirts. Pants. Purses. Books again. Popsicles. Bandaids. Music. Coaching on the court and field.

Hugs. Kisses. Tissues. Shoulders. Smiles.

Trusting me with your children to cuddle and watch over. Or your children that have blessed with friendships to the point that they've become siblings.

Everything.

I have a memory of all of you doing something to show your love.

I’ve got friends that are now mothers. I’ve watched each of you become amazing mothers and quite frankly I’m in awe of how you continue to grow and share even more of yourself to the tiny little nuggets you’re raising. I’m damn proud of who each and every single one of you have become.

They say it takes a village. Well you are my village. The home I go to that doesn’t have four walls. It has laughter, love and drive. Drive that makes me want to do better and be better.

Isn’t that what motherhood is all about? Loving and inspiring a little person until they’re a grown person that can love and inspire others?

Because that’s what my life has been.

Love and inspiration from mothers, mamas, nanas, aunts, godmothers, and more.

So I love you and I can’t wait to continue to reach the heights that you’ve made me want to reach. Which should be interesting because with the love and drive you’ve given me the sky isn’t the limit. There is no limit.

So here’s to you.

The moms, mothers, mamas, nanas, mimis, grandmas, godmothers, and aunties that have raised me.

I love you more than you can imagine and I hope that I make you proud with what you've taught me thus far.

I'll always love my mama. She's my favorite girl.

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