A Letter To My Mother

Dear Mom,

I feel like I must’ve done something really good in my past life to deserve a mother like you. I could not have picked anyone more suitable for the task of raising me, and “task” is putting it lightly. It was more like a never-ending, full-time, unpaid, vacation-dayless job, but you never quit

You’ve always patiently listened to me as I rejoiced, cried, or yelled in anger at all of the things life threw my way. Never once were you judgmental, or overly critical. You empathized with me, and never saw me as a bad person. You never put me down, and you always celebrated my accomplishments with genuine excitement. You’re always there to offer your advice, and whether I take it or not, you never say, “I told you so”.


You’ve always had faith in me, even when no one else did. You’ve never questioned my strength, even when I did. You’ve never doubted my decisions to travel, to move out, to be independent. You pushed me when I needed it, but always helped if I asked. You always support my ideas, and your encouragement means the world.

You’ve always prioritized your children’s happiness above your own. You allowed us the freedom and the acceptance to grow, and to be ourselves. You’ve always offered unconditional love, and Lord knows we’ve tested that. You never wavered when life decided that you were going to do this by yourself, and you always tried to shift the weight of our burdens onto your own shoulders. You are Wonder Woman- a master of all trades, including motherhood. How you do it, I’ll never know, but I will always admire your ability to juggle it all.

So thank you, Mom. Thank you for every decision you made leading up to becoming my mom. Thank you for the courage, patience, and strength it took to be my mom, and thank you for gifting me with siblings who can relate to the joy of being your child.

I love you,


P.S.: Happy Mother’s Day!



  • Reply Ellen Nightingale May 14, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Oh Sophia, I am wiping the tears from my eyes. You and your precious mom are the kind of women so aptly described by the great and wise Kavita Ramdas..”We need women so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.” I love you xoxo Auntie Shae

    • Reply Sophia Stone May 16, 2017 at 1:26 am

      I love that quote, and you. Thanks Auntie Shae xx

  • Reply bev copp May 14, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    sophie. this is such a beautiful letter to your mom. she learned from her mom and you have learned from her. you yourself have become such a wonderful person and will do many good things for others down the road. love you

    • Reply Sophia Stone May 16, 2017 at 1:23 am

      Thank you! That means so much to me- wish we could’ve seen you at supper! xx

  • Reply Auntie Di May 14, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Sophie that made me cry great writing, great feeling and letting everyone know so proud of you

    • Reply Sophia Stone May 16, 2017 at 1:22 am

      Thanks, Auntie Diane! xx

  • Reply MONIQUE CHAMPAGNE May 14, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    This is beautiful Sophia. Well said. A beautiful tribute to your mom, a beautiful tribute to the woman you are. Monique

    • Reply Sophia Stone May 16, 2017 at 1:26 am

      Thank you, Monique 🙂 xx

  • Reply Donna Zadow May 15, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Beautiful testimony; Sophia! 😊

    • Reply Sophia Stone May 16, 2017 at 1:20 am

      Thank you, Donna!! xx

  • Reply Virginia May 16, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Sophia, you are a shining star…….and a beautiful soul.
    Elegant and humble, strong and gentle. Such beautiful words to your mom……gave me goose bumps….take care beautiful lady!!!

  • Reply Candybeaulieu May 17, 2017 at 5:57 am

    wow how beautiful and so true.I Am quite serious about this I was awake early in my peaceful cabin thinking of your family Dad of course also then in a rare moment. Went on facebook and saw. Your amazing tribute to your amazing mom.Remember me Sophia?

  • Reply marguerite August 18, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Yes a great gal, your Marnie, Sophia!!
    Cheery and supportive of the community too.
    + loved having the 3 of you at the gallery for classes.
    You were clearly a little star in a very loving constellation.
    Congrats on your blog and your smarts. ;D
    ~ Marguerite

    • Reply Sophia Stone August 19, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      Thank you so much, Marguerite!! xx

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