I Love You Mum.

Dear Mum,

I have to say that it's been hard watching you over the last few years. I love when you smile. It makes me feel happy and know that you are alright. What makes me angry is seeing your sickness take over. I love you so much. That is why I helped dad take care of you over these last few years. I love you so much that I would literally do anything for you. I love doing things for you and dad. It doesn't bother me.

I remember when I was little, you would hang dry the towels and blankets outside on the clothes line outside, and I would run through them. My favourite memory that I will always treasure was the time that I saw you with your coloured envelopes. You had a pencil at your side, along with a pair of scissors. You were sitting at the dining room table and I asked you "What are you doing mommy?" I was three years old. You told me "I am making you a surprise. Go watch some tv in the living room. When I am finished, I will show you your surprise." So I did. Maybe a hour later had passed and you called me into the big room (laundry room). I noticed on the wall in front of me there were these weird colored shapes all over the wall. You looked down at me, smiled and said "I am going to teach you the alphabet." Thank you Mommy for always being there for me, dad and Lisa. I will never forget that.

Now years have passed and I am taking care of you. The same way you took care of me, dad and my sister. You're not doing so well and it kills me. I wish I could make you all better so that you and dad can grow old together. Travel the world together. As of now, you're in the hospital. Sedated. Your muscular dystrophy has taken it's toll and it's just a matter of time till you pass on.

I learned so much from you. You have taught me everything that I ever needed to know. You taught me how to cook, bake, use the sewing machine, taught me how to spell my name. You taught me my letters, numbers, colours and shapes. You even taught me how to tie my shoe laces. The most amazing thing about this, is you never gave up on me. No matter how many times we had to sit together and try and try again. You taught me that it's okay to ask questions. Even if I think they are silly. You taught me how to be strong, brave.

Because of you I am good at cooking and baking. Some times Lisa (my sister) calls me up asking me how to cook certain foods. What I try my hardest to make are your pancakes. It's the same recipe. I don't know what I do wrong. They just don't come out as big and fluffy as yours. You have that motherly touch! You make the best pancakes in the whole wide world!

Lisa, Dad and I are very lucky to have you in our lives. You're the best mommy in the whole wide world and we love you very much. You know this already though. Because I always told you every day. And I meant it from the bottom of my heart.

Love Always,

Rudinsky Rudinsky 26-30, F Jun 13, 2012

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