Susie Moshenberg: The Prize Queen


The Best Prize of All

A Prize for the Prize Queen on her Birthday

I found this week's blog topic waiting for me on my pillow this morning: a birthday letter from my daughter, Lauren. I LOVE prize—as you can imagine—but sometimes it is the words from our children's hearts that is the best prize of all. Thought I'd share this letter with all of you.

Dear Mom,

Wow. I can't believe you're actually 52. I am not just saying this to be nice, but you actually don't look 52 at all. Maybe around 80. I'm joking. More like early 40s. I'm being one million percent serious.

I was thinking about it, and I think the word that best describes you is, thoughtful. It sums up everything you do for other people everyday. Honestly, you do so much for me and I love you so much for it. I may not show it sometimes, but I do. When I really think about it, I become that much more grateful.

We have the best relationship anyone could ever ask for. I always want to be this close with you, no matter what. I know I get mad at you and we get into fights, but we always manage to forget about it, and go on with our lives. I want it to always be this way with you. I will do all I can to keep it this way. I promise.

I love you.

You are my mom and I will always cherish you.

You are always there for me no matter what.

You are the easiest person I know to be around.

You know how to make everything you do fun.

I  don't like games. But, when I'm playing with you, I have the best time, we always laugh.

You inspire me to be the best person I can be.

You mean the world to me.

I love you. I honestly could go on forever, but for now this is all.




P.S. I was so wrapped up in writing, I forgot to say the most important thing. Happy Birthday!

And she even wrote it in large font, so I could read her letter without my reading glasses!

So to all you moms, when you are not feeling appreciated by your kids ( which I know can sometimes feel like daily) just remember that my daughter's words reflect how your children truly feel about you too. As my daughter Lauren explained, they just may not show it sometimes.

Susie the Prize Queen