Here’s to our Mother’s, From the Daughters Who Never Thought They’d Miss them this Much

Mom –

I bet you never expected this day to come. A letter dedicated all to you, just to tell you just how much you are appreciated and I wish it didn’t take me almost 2 years of college to realize it. It’s no secret we both could not wait for the day that I moved away to college and if we’re being honest, I was counting down the days to be on my own. You would always nag me to do chores and it wasn’t a day in the life of mother and daughter unless we bickered at least once back and forth over something…no seriously, anything. I wish I didn’t wish away the days that you could always be there because now I miss you more than ever.

Mom, you are such a hard-working and independent woman. I first want to say thank you for cleaning up after me, cooking me dinner and comforting me when I was sick. I never realized how much it sucks to have the flu, or a stomach virus and not have you there to stick by my side and make me feel better. This is the first thing I learned from being away from you; a mother’s love is unconditional. You really would do anything for me and a little thing such as taking care of me when I am sick becomes a huge thing when you can’t be here. Thank you for always taking care of me when I was sick. I never realized how much I needed you for that until I didn’t have the privilege anymore.

Thank you for always cooking me dinner. The second thing I realized when I came to college; I do not know how to cook. I find myself eating sandwiches and cereal 5 nights a week and god forbid I ever remember to defrost the chicken so I could actually eat it. I also never have time and you would make time even after a long day of work. You never forgot and always have a variety of dinners. I always look forward to coming home for breaks because you are such a great cook and it’s refreshing to have something other than honey nut cheerios for dinner.

Thank you for being my biggest fan. Whenever I need motivation in school and just want to give up, you are just a phone call away and there to tell me I can do it and I am doing great. When I am stressed you are there to listen no matter how long I need to complain for. Whether you know it or not, you’re encouragement and the fact that you believe in me means the world to me.

Last but not least, I want to thank you for making me who I am today because without you, I wouldn’t be me, and I’m proud of me. I hope you are too.




Leah Wentka is currently a sophomore attending the University at Buffalo. She was born and raised in Long Island, New York and is an aspiring communications major. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with Oreos and maybe even a slight addiction to watching food videos on Facebook. She enjoys working out, creative writing and going out with her friends. When she's not in Buffalo, she is soaking up the sun on the Long Island beaches or out wandering in New York City.
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