Letters to Mom,
Selections from MHS Ninth Graders
Somewhere between the innocence of infancy and rigors of adulthood, teenagers work to puzzle out the nuances of responsibility and lingering dependence on parents. With Mother’s Day approaching, my ninth graders took time to express their feelings for their mothers and mother figures in their lives.
By Jaxon Fowers
A mother’s heart
Friendly, open, warm
Waiting with open arms
Picking me up when I fall down
Always there for me
With a kind smile
A mother’s patience
Enduring, strengthening, befriending
Watching my soccer games
Thinking of my feelings
A mother’s assistance
Working, moving, loving
Silently helping me
Never thinking of herself
A mother’s love
Never ending, secure, powerful
Always thinking of me
Hopeful, generous, caring
Mother. A woman who is always there for you. A woman who will die for you. A woman who will teach you. A mother is a woman who will always love you no matter what you do. A mother will always try her hardest. She will do everything she can to make you happy. Mothers are the best. Love you mom; always stay the way you are. You have helped me in so many ways and hopefully so much more. Thanks for all the life lessons and thanks for always being there. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
I love you so much! There are no words to express how grateful I am to have you as my mom. You have done so much for me and Fui. We are so thankful for you, and everything you teach us. I have learned so much from you. You have taught me to work hard for things in life and to be happy. You have made so many sacrifices to make sure me, Fui and Lite were happy. You are beautiful, hardworking, caring and loving. Thank you!!!! Mom kou ofa lahi atu ka koe kou fe fakamalo ke tamai hevani hene omai ae fae ofa ke tokangai au.Kou ofa atu pea kou fakamalo atu he ngaahi mea oku o fai ke tau famili. Thank you he o alu o ngaue kou ilo pe oku o fehia he ngaue but oku o alu puke pe ke ngaue ke tokangai au mo fui.Kou ofa lahi atu kou fe fakamolemole atu ka koe he faa talangata moe ta faa ke kou ofa lahi atu pea kou faka malo for u mea oku o ai.
My mother is superhuman. She is devoted to her husband and children; she loves and cares for them. She loves her job and by watching her my whole life, I know what hard work looks like. I’ve never seen anyone work as hard as her. My siblings and I would be a wreck without her. She raised us with love and care, always by our side, ready to lend a helping hand if needed. I love her with all my heart. She means a lot to me and I’m so grateful for everything she’s done.
My mom, Tricia Michelle Stark, is the G.O.A.T of moms. She may only babysit for the neighbors, but she works hard, to take care of a 15-year-old, 18-year-old, 1 year old, and she cooks every day. She will even take care of my sisters who moved out; she cooks for my brother-in-law as well; she is the most kind-hearted person I have ever met. Her birthday is always within a week of Mother’s Day, so I get to celebrate her for a whole week. She takes great care of my family. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom, I love you! -Chad Stark
Taylor Porter My mother is one the greatest people alive because she will and has done everything that I’ve needed her to do. She is one of my biggest supporters in everything that I’ve done, and she’s been there through all my hard times and mistakes. Even though my mistakes were mostly my fault, she has always been there to help me back up on my feet and guide me into the direction that I need. My mom is the greatest because she travels with me and puts up with everything that I do, more importantly, puts up with all the time in the truck with me and my dad without strangling us. Even through all the wins, the losses, the miles traveled, and the school drama, my mom has always been there for me whenever I needed her. Even if her plate is full with work, laundry, and pulling weeds, she has always made time for her family, and I don’t have the words to describe how amazing she is. Happy Mother’s Day to the most amazing mom in the world along with everyone else’s. We never know how much you guys do for us until you stop, so I hope we can all make your day as great as you are to all of us.
By: Jacob Pincock
As Mother’s Day approaches,
We all increase our thoughts of you
We ask you what you wish for
So we can spoil you anew
From the toddler’s crayon drawing
To the matured one’s gift of love
And the breakfast for you in bed
They are only our expressions of feelings described above
You are our mother
No one and nothing can take your place
Even when we don’t express it
We want to give you the prize of first place
My mother is my favorite person alive; she’s my role model, and my hero. She has been there for me since I was born and is the most supportive of everything I do. Every day she makes sure to ask how my day was and it means the world to me. Right now, she is in school to be a nurse, she’s wanted to be a nurse as long as I can remember and I’m so, so proud. My mom is my role model because even when things get rough, she pushes through and never gives up. She pushes me to be a better person and to live my most authentic life. I can never thank my mom enough for the endless support and love she gives me. She is my best friend as cliché as that sounds, but I love her more than anyone in this world.
By: Mari Kobe
Momma, when I am young, those words you long to hear.
Mom, I shout, when I am slightly older. And you most often wish that that were not your name to me.
Mother, you are called when I am old enough to think it makes me sound older and more mature.
Then, back to Mom again when I grow tired of pretending to be grownup and know I actually am an adult in the eyes of the world. But always your baby.
Grandma, little children squeal, when they all come over.
Great-Grandma! Maybe, you will live to see their children too.
But, in the end, I call you Mom or Momma, in soft and tender tones, if you and I are allowed to spend the last moments of your wondrous life together.
And as I reflect on your life, I wonder if I’ve told you, how I loved you so.
When I was young and screaming, did I let you know?
Did I tell you how your tender hugs and warm and soft kisses, helped me through my worst of days and nights?
How when I climbed into yours and Daddy’s bed, you kept me safe from nightmare frights?
When I came home and cried, after my first dance –
You held me in your arms and told me there’d be another chance.
When I went off to college, I held strong for you-
But, in my heart, I longed to run into your arms once more.
When I walked to the altar, in a gown so white-
I saw your face aglow with happiness-
And knew it felt so right.
When children came, as come they did-
You were there to help me through.
Coming to ‘visit’
But, more often taking care of those who called me ‘mom’
And letting me get some time away, while they took their worries to you.
And, when I found myself faced with the most serious of trials, more so than trivial things of the past-
You were there for me to run to, I trust you to this day.
With my life, with my trust, with my love.
And, as death’s vale comes between us.
I wish that you could stay.
But, you must go on, your time is done.
So, I whisper, I cry, loving you still, “Momma.”
And you understand.
There is No Other, Like My Mother
By Taeryn Bailey
There is no other,
Like my mother,
She is the best,
To me better than all the rest,
She loves me dearly,
Not even just merely,
This poem cannot begin,
To measure her heart within,
She teaches me in a way,
That reaches me every day,
She cooks my food,
Teaches me not to be rude,
She picks me up when I fall,
She is there through it all,
Forever she will be,
In my best memory,
For every moment of every day,
I cannot begin to say,
The things I think of someone so dear,
Throughout her mothering, loving career,
Does so much and receives not enough,
The thank you’s and still other stuff,
But truly, she helps me walk in the right way,
In every moment of every day,
And there is still so much to say,
But not enough time of day,
To describe my mother’s help to me,
To say what she means to me,
To show her what I see,
Of her doing her best no matter what’s there,
And her constant, loving, embracing care,
For this, I will always know,
My mother, through it all,
Teaches me where to be and where to go,
With love and care so overall,
I love you mom, for the things I cannot mention,
For the things you do that are still unknown,
For your love and shear determination,
Your love to me will never fully be understood,
But it is surely known.
By: Katelynn Payne
Mother, a child’s most treasured, precious gift;
Who calms their fears, and wipes away the tears.
She works all day, hopeful to forever lift,
I want you near, listening to always hear.
Your eyes smile from your tired, working face,
So busy, yet you always have time for little me.
You may not have tons of beautiful lace,
But the most lovely women still is thee.
My mother sees so much more than I can;
She knows my worries and my many pains.
She reaches out to me with upturned hand,
And helps me to break off my many chains.
I love my mother, she is the very best;
She loves me always and will never rest.
Thank you mom for everything you have done for me.
The dictionary defines motherhood as “the state of being a mother.” Millions of women have the privilege and trying experience of being a mother. However, my mom is the best of all. She is the absolute most caring loving individual I have ever meet. Her strength and selflessness is so inspiring to me. She is always supportive of me and my siblings and has taught each of us valuable life lessons. My mother is defined by so much more than “the state of being a mother”I am so thankful to be able to call her my mom.
My mom is the most amazing person in the whole world. I couldn’t live without her. Every single day I love to tell her how my day was. My mom is like a superhero, she keeps our house in order by doing laundry, cleaning, watching kids, running us to all of our activities, doing bills, doing yard work, and any other thing you can think of! My mom could do anything she wanted for herself but she always spends every ounce of time with us and spends every penny on us. I am so thankful for my mom and I hope she knows how amazing she is! I love you mom! 🙂
My Wonderful mother
Hard-working, loving, kind, brave, talented, patient, and beautiful are all qualities that my mother has. She knows that family comes first and is always willing to listen to what I have to say from problems at school, struggles with siblings, new crushes, and just talking about the day. My mother helps me become a better person by teaching me life skills and things that will help me become a great mother someday, but my mother is not the only one teaching me these things I also have both of my grandmas and they have definitely earned the name “grand.” I know they will love me forever, and I will love them they will always have a big part in my life and in my heart.
Off the top of your head, the only things you might think of what a mother does for her children are cook them food and tell them what to do. But mothers do so much for a child. They carry them for nine months. They spend thousands on a kid. They spend restless nights trying to get a baby to go to sleep. Then the next morning, they have to go to work for the whole day. They have to spend so much more money on a kid for food, clothes, and school. Think of how much money is spent on daily food for one kid. Think of how much money mothers spend for their kid to have an education. Think of tuition fees. On top of that, they have to take care of bills and housework while trying to take care of a kid. Mothers suffer and put up with so much. And they only do this because of love. There is no other kind of love than a mother’s love. We love all mothers out there. We all appreciate the love we receive from them.
I love my mom more than life itself. My mom puts mine and my siblings’ needs before hers every day. I get a text from my mom every single morning before school starts saying how much she loves me unconditionally no matter what. My mom and I have been through Hell and back moving from house to house. To fight after fight but in the end we always have each other. My mom makes sure I’m a well behaved responsible kid. My mom and I do almost everything together and I can tell her anything knowing she would never judge me. My family may not always be put together but no matter what we’re always going to be there for each other. So, to my mom, I love you no matter what and will forever love you no matter what and I thank you for how hard you work for our family.
Love , Kenliegh Johnson
William Kee My mom, in my opinion is the most caring and selfless person in the world. She puts up with all of the messes and problems I create and isn’t hesitant to repeat. She does so much for my family, and she doesn’t get as much gratitude as she deserves. Ever since the beginning of my life, she has kept me on track for 15 ½ years. Even when I stepped out of line, she was swift to correct it. I now look back and realize she had helped me learn from my mistakes. My mom has provided food for our family countless times, and she cooks quite possibly the most delicious meals. Anytime I need something, she always helps me to find it. She is the best mom the world could ask for, and I know from experience.