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I was asked to write an article about Mother’s Day for this edition, and as I was thinking about the best way to showcase this wonderful occasion, I realized that writing a personal letter to my mom would be perfect.

I’m 24 years old, and although I’m an adult, (some coworkers would definitely disagree) you are never too old to write a letter to your mom to let her know how special she is.

Mom, this one’s for you:

Dear mom,

I can never begin to explain how amazing you are.

You were a stay-at-home mom from the time I was 5 (shout out to my dad for working hard to provide for our family) and you never missed a talent show or band concert.

Any extracurricular activity I was involved in, I always knew you would be there on the front row cheering me on. You never missed one event.

I was constantly sick when I was younger, but you took care of me. You took me to countless doctor appointments and stayed with me the entire time when I was in the hospital. Your presence alone made me braver and stronger. I can’t thank you enough for that.

You were always there to listen to me talk about my school day, friend fights and boy issues — and there were a LOT. You gave me so much advice in high school and I wish I would’ve taken it. I was too stubborn and naïve to listen to you, but I really wish I did. You were right every time.

If I had an issue with a teacher who was treating me unfairly, you transformed into Mama Bear, marching up to the school and standing up for me, fighting my battles for me. You always had my back.

Singing was always a passion of mine and you believed in me 100 percent. You filmed all of my performances, enrolled me in voice lessons and allowed me to follow my dream. You accompanied me to my auditions at “America’s Got Talent” and “American Idol.”

I became discouraged when I didn’t make an audition, but you assured me that I had talent and encouraged me to persevere. To this day, I’m still not giving up on my dream of becoming a professional singer and it’s all thanks to you.

Although you and dad encouraged me to go to college and pursue something in the medical field, you were more than happy to accept the fact that I wanted to pursue journalism, and you supported me the whole way.

After I graduated with my bachelor’s degree, you gave me permission to attend a music school in California, and that meant the world to me. However, I was more than happy to stay in Texas and follow my other dream of journalism — but it meant so much that you believed in me. You have more faith in my abilities than I do.

Sometimes I get upset when I see all of my friends getting engaged and finding love. I want that too. But every time I get upset, you remind me how beautiful, talented and smart I am. You always assure me that love will find me — that it will happen on God’s timetable.

Not only are you my mother, but you’re my best friend. I know I can tell you anything and you won’t judge me. You will forever be my biggest supporter and my No. 1 fan.

You are a rock star!

I love you so much and I hope you have a fantastic Mother’s Day.

ashley@hcnews.com | 817-572-1243