The letter you deserve
Updated: Oct 7, 2019
I’ve never got the chance to actually tell you all the wonderful things I believe about you, and all the things I’m so thankful for that you’ve done for me…
You’ve been my person, even when I didn’t know you were. You supported me throughout my life, and into adulthood. You make me love you, even when things are hard. You’re always there, even when you’re super far…
For making me go on the sling-shot ride. Even though I closed my eyes.
For slapping sense into me when I needed it.
For sharing you’re struggles with me, so I would be able to learn through you.
For watching Step Brothers on repeat, for months so now we can quote the entire movie- word for word. And our crazy ass YouTube videos.
Thank you for driving 6 hours every time I’ve gone into labor. For being by my side through all the pain, for holding my hand even when I was screaming profanities at you because I didn’t believe in myself like you did.
For loving my mini’s with all that you are. For putting them first, everyday. For understanding that I will always put them first as well.
Thank you for being my best friend, for letting me FaceTime you any time I need you. For dropping your worries to come and help me with mine. For letting me cry, for understanding that sometimes I’m not okay, and making sure I know that, that is okay.
For taking us on adventures, to Rocky Butte, Seaside, lemon island, and K park.
Thanks for putting up with my Dutch Bro’s addiction, and always going there with me.
For listening to Russ, Cardi B, Lizzo and Miley Cyrus and scream singing with me.
For watching Trinity while I worked, and reminding me that I am always the adult.
And for all the hours we spent at the bins.
Thank you for being my advocate when I needed someone to tell my story. For holding my hand when we walked down the hallways while my neck was covered in bruises. For never victim shaming me. And letting me know I would get through everything and be okay.
For showing me what unconditional love is supposed to look like.
For keeping my secrets.
For being consistent in my life, and the minis lives.
Thank you for making me laugh, and "stalking" me freshmen year.
For coming over to my house and helping me wrap all the Christmas presents so Santa could stay on schedule.
For being the little sister I always wanted.
The friend I always needed.
And the challenge I could never quite conquer.
Thank you for helping me put the mini’s to sleep, for listening to me cry, and wiping away my tears when I thought I was falling short of momming. For taking the mini’s everywhere, and being their person.
For letting me sleep in your guest room, rent free while we tried to get our life put back together. For late night runs to go get ice cream, for teaching me that I am enough.
For spending hours playing the Sims with me, and naming all the kids in our 100 baby challenge.
For dealing with my being a snotty teenager, and not actually sending me away to boot camp.
For always telling me I’m beautiful. And for telling the minis that they are too.
In this life, I’ve dealt with a lot of uncertainty. I’ve lost myself, and found myself only to lose myself again. I’ve carried what felt like the weight of the world on my shoulders. I’ve been happy, sad, mad, numb, and full of joy. I’ve struggled. I’ve lost people. I’ve lost hope, but not once have I lost you…
✩You inspire me to do better.
✩ You teach me that life is what it is, and sometimes we just roll with it.
✩You’ve pushed me to share my story.
✩You’re always telling me I can do it.
✩You’ve shown me that people can get through the unthinkable.
✩You’ve taught me to be strong.
✩You’ve showed me how to be a mom.
✩You’ve been there for me through it all.
I love you.
Xo- Mini Mitchells