Mother’s Day is Sunday and we wanted to pay homage to the strong, beautiful women who carried us, raised us, nurtured us, wiped our runny noses, kissed our boo boos, made our favorite meals and gave us unconditional love. We asked you to write your Dear Mama letters to original leading lady in your life and tell us about what makes her so special.
“Dear Mama, thank you for making me see the beauty all around me every day.” — Kristen Hayes Coker
“Dear Mama, you are more like a Superwoman to me, a gift from the Universe. You gave up a lot and went through hell and back for me and my sister. There are always going to be times where we disagree on things. But something that is for certain is that we share an eternal love for each other.” — Thais Quintana
“Dear Mama, thank you for teaching me about patience, forgiveness and unconditional love. You are a quiet revolutionary and principled person — one of the most beautiful beings I know. And how you love to laugh!” — Dejha Carrington
“Dear Mama, I love you because you demand respect 24/7. You have my back 1000 percent and you’re always on my ass when I don’t call or ask for help in any situation when working on my multitude of businesses. Plus I find it funny that people think your old ass is young enough to be my wife!” — Rod Deal
“Dear Mama, you are fearless, fun and never afraid to be yourself. You taught me to be brave and never pay attention to what other people think and I love you for that.” — Emilie Sobel
“Dear Mama, this Sunday I release your ashes to the sea. Thank you for giving me the gift of storytelling, my blue eyes, but most importantly, thanks you for teaching me to always stand up for myself.” — Maria De Los Angeles
“Dear Mama, thanks for teaching me how to have an amazing sense of style.” — Mariana Rego
“Dear Mama, thank you for believing in me and helping me believe in myself.” — Noah DuBose
“Dear Mama, thanks for showing me what parenting looks like. Happy Mother’s Day” — Machin McHaley
“Dear Mama, you are my muse, my rock, my sunshine. I love you Daisy Dukes!” — Veronica Gessa
And of course I had to throw in a shout to my own mama.
“Dear Mama, I have watched you overcome so many obstacles, from raising four kids to battling breast cancer twice. And through it all you have been a pillar of strength and grace. You have taught me how to be bold, resilient and compassionate. You are my rock and I will never be able to repay you for all you’ve sacrificed for me. Thank you will never be enough” — Isis Miller
Now go call your mother and tell her you love her. After all, she had to put up with you for all these years.