I just wanted to write to you, I know you’ve been worried with me living so far away. I wish I could see you, Momma, I miss you. I miss getting your hugs and kisses every morning, I miss hearing you laugh at me when I did something crazy, I miss seeing you smile when I brought you something I made.
I want you to know I’ve been trying, Momma, to be the best I can be out on my own now. I know you were scared, not knowing if all those years of work would stick and I would grow up ok. But I sure have been trying, Momma, I just want to make you proud. All those days that I was mad about having to do chores, well now I just do them because I want to. I cleaned my whole apartment yesterday Momma, just the way you showed me when we cleaned the house. I scrubbed the bathroom, and made sure to get behind the faucet, I vacuumed, and made sure to start at the back of the room to not leave footprints on the clean area. I washed the mirrors, just how you taught me, and I promise I didn’t leave any streaks. I took my bucket of water and scrubbed the floors, just how you always told me to, cause its better then using a mop, I remembered you saying that. I folded and put up all my laundry, I promise its not just thrown in my closet. All those years paid off, Momma, I know I fussed and complained, but you taught me the value of a clean house, and now I try my hardest to do just as you showed me.
I’m doing good in school, Momma, I’ve got all A’s, and a few B’s, but I’m trying. Its not as easy as when I had you there teaching me, helping me through all the things I didn’t understand. School was so much fun with you, teaching and showing me so many exciting things. I’m gonna graduate soon, Momma, I’m almost finished, but I couldn’t have done it without you. I also remember all those things you taught me about being a gentlemen, how to open a door for a lady, and how much a girl enjoys some pretty flowers. I’ve been doing all this, Momma, just the way you told me I should.
I’m getting married, Momma. I asked her last night. She’s incredible, and so sweet, I know you love her. Well she said yes, Momma, I guess she sees something in me that makes her want to stick around, even when I don’t see it. She loves Jesus, Momma, and is sweet and caring, she looks after me and loves me, even when I mess up. She’s the one you always prayed for, Momma, the one you hoped would come around and stick by me. I couldn’t do this without you, Momma, all the things you showed and taught me about how to be a Godly man, I’m trying to remember all of them. You don’t need to worry, I’m being good and stayin of trouble, I promise. I love you Momma, always have and always will. Thank you, thank you for raising me the right way, loving me enough to spank me when I needed it, not spoiling me, teaching me what hard work and responsibility means. I have to go Momma, I’m picking up my bride to be, were spending the day together. I love you Momma,
I know how much Moms worry when their babies moved away, wondering if they raised them right. But I know of one that did it right, and still does it right. My momma. Dont worry, moms, you did good.