In a lifetime I will never find another, who will love me as unconditionally as you have. I am truly blessed to not only have you as my mother but a soul mate.

A soul mate who can see through my smile to know I am hurting. Who will do just about anything to see me happy, even if it means keeping silent whilst performing little deeds in the background.

A Soul Mate whose fervent prayers have kept me safe from harm or sickness. I have so much to learn from you. I am always in awe when I witness your generosity, and your kindness to those in need.

I grew up watching a woman who spent every day on her feet, someone who rarely sat down. I observed a woman who softened the suffering of others with stoicism and compassion. I witnessed a woman who sculpted hardships and rejection in her own life into immovable love and loyalty.

You are bricks and might and foundation. You are wisdom and depth and truth. You are grace and beauty and reassurance. You are home. You are love. You deserve every day to know that you are exquisite

Mom, as cliché as it might sound, I know I’ve not been the best of sons and am truly sorry for all those times I’ve hurt you. I can only promise to do better. Know that I love you with all my heart even though I may not say it everyday.

On your birthday I would be remiss not to tell you that your mark on the world is simply lovely mom. You are an incredible woman with whose life I am so fortunate to be intertwined.

I pray that you wake up today and every day feeling gratitude for the orchestra of traits that makes you beautiful.

Thank you so much for all your love and sacrifice, you are ‘Heaven Sent’ and you are my inspiration.

Happy Birthday Mom!

All my love,