Thank you for my words

This weekend we celebrate Mother's Day. We all have gratitude for the mother who gave us life. We are grateful for the love and encouragement given by Mom.

But the mothering influences in our lives often reach beyond just our actual mother. From family supporters who listen when we have something to say to therapists who help us to bring our voices to life. And from teachers who presume competence and engage us daily to aides who give us focused time and attention, we want to say thank you for your kindness and care.

Thank you for believing in us.
Thank you for teaching us.
Thank you for remembering that we know things too.
Thank you for making us laugh.
Thank you for being patient when we aren't at our best.
Thank you for listening.
Thank you for seeing that we are more than what people see on the outside.
Thank you for knowing that we need to have fun.
Thank you for telling us jokes.
Thank you for waiting for us to answer.
Thank you for being patient.
Thank you for getting frustrated so we know you're human too.
Thank you for knowing we have something to say...
And thank you for helping us find the words to say it.

Thank you for loving us, because nothing else matters more.

From all of us at CoughDrop, Happy Mother's Day to all those who influence the lives of others for good.

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Check out our speech board for Mother's Day (it's a fun one).