Dear Mom: I Will Always Need You

Dear Mom,

You have worn so many different hats throughout my life. From teacher to cheerleader. From personal chef to magic boo-boo healer. As I’ve gotten older you have turned into my most trusted confidant and go-to advisor. Throughout my life, you have played a role that no one else can quite fill. Even as a grown adult, with my own children and family, I still need you.

I will always need my mom in some way. No matter how old I am, I will always call her for assistance with keeping my many plates spinning.

I can always count on her

My mom will always be a safe place. She is the one person I can count on to be there, on both the good days and the more difficult ones. I know that I can call her up, any time of the day and she picks up the phone. She will always listen on the other end and be there to offer advice.

She provides unconditional love and support

Growing up I know my siblings and I pushed her, but she never wavered in her love for us. I know that she didn’t always agree with the choices made, but she loved me regardless. Whether I picked the right path or the wrong one, she was there to help me find my way back with zero judgment. The comfort that comes with knowing she is always in my corner is like no other.

As my children grow up, I can only hope that I have the same relationship with them. I hope that they know I will always be there for them, no matter what. I will be there to celebrate their wins or be a shoulder to cry on when things don’t work out. I want them to know I will always be a safe space.

 Thank you for showing me what it means to be a mom!

Elizabeth Boudreaux
Elizabeth and her husband Nicholas have been married for 13 years. They live in Geismar with their 3 children, Addison (9), Parker (5), and Laurel (2). She is from Franklin, LA and moved to Baton Rouge after receiving her Master’s in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is a Budget Administrator for the Department of Public Safety. She relies on sarcasm, a dry sense of humor, and the occasional cocktail to deal with the daily demands of motherhood. She loves crawfish, clean sheets, vacuuming, and the latest crime documentary on Netflix.


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