For many, Mother's Day is when we recognize the sacrifices and guidance our moms have given us. For others, it's a tough reminder of a relationship they never had or maybe one that has been lost. These are the secrets we wish to tell our mothers:
"I wish we were closer like we used to be. I know it's my fault. I'm sorry."
"I see how close you and my twin sister are, yet we barely ever talk. I wish we were closer and I know it's mostly my fault for not trying harder. I love you even if I do a poor job of showing it on most days."
"I wish you had listened to me when I told you things you didn't want to know rather than accused me of lying or being dramatic. I wish you had encouraged me to be an honest person instead of an obedient woman. 'mothers are humans / who sometimes give birth to their pain / instead of children'."
"I know that I'm your favorite son. You don't have to hide it anymore."
"You are the most important person in my life, and I would be absolutely devastated to lose you. That is actually my greatest fear. You're stronger than you know, and you are the very foundation for any successes I achieve. I hope that everything you've dreamed for comes true in what I do. I want to prove to the world that when you say I'm your biggest accomplishment, I truly am. Of all the things you've accomplished, I'm hardly the best thing you've done for this world, but I try every day to make sure that I stand by that."
"I'll never forgive you for choosing drugs over your family."
"I wish you could look in the mirror and see how I see you: Strong, beautiful, fierce, smart, amazing. I know you might not have accomplished all of your dreams — yet. But know that your daughters are so proud to call you their mother, that you are the light of our lives and you've made a difference. I love you."
"I wish I had a secret for her. Bitch knows everything."