A Beautiful Letter

I did not write this letter, but thought it was so beautiful and touching, I wanted to share it.
Dear Mommy,

I have felt your tears, falling on my face. Someone else might think they are tears of sadness, because of what I can’t do…I KNOW DIFFERENT.

I know those tears pour from your heart out of gratitude for me, because of what I CAN do: I can love everyone in the purest form possible. Unconditionally. I can be judged, but will never judge in return. I know different because I feel, in your hugs and kisses, that I’m perfect just the way I am.


I have seen you hang your head down in shame, when we go out on adventures. Someone else might think you are ashamed of having a child like me…I KNOW DIFFERENT.

I know you are ashamed of the grown-ups who ignore me, yet talk happily to all the other children. The grown-ups who won’t look you in the eye, but stare at me, when they think you don’t see. I know different because I’ve seen the many, many more times you have raised your head up high, with pride, because I’m yours. 


I have heard you whispering desperate prayers at night. Someone else might think you are asking God to make me a typical kid…I KNOW DIFFERENT.

I know you are thanking Him that I got to be here, with you, for another day- exactly how I am. I know different because I have heard you ask me never to leave you. And I have heard you cheer for me, every single day of my life- you tell me I don’t need to be typical to be amazing, I just need to be here.

I know you have a big job, taking care of me. I know your body hurts, because I’m getting so big. I know that more than anything, you want to hear me say your name. And I know you worry that you aren’t good enough, and that you will fail me…BUT I KNOW DIFFERENT MOMMY.

I know that even on your worst days, you will always be enough for me, and I will always love you more than you know. ♥


-Written by a Mito Mom in Ireland


  1. E and R on December 11, 2012 at 12:30 am


  2. Kyla on December 11, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Love this! G-Man looks so handsome in his blue sweater!

  3. Lisa on December 11, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Tears. Just tears.

  4. Heather on December 11, 2012 at 12:54 am

    So well written!Greyson is just too cute!

  5. Sarah on December 11, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Oh, those blue eyes in that blue sweater just slay me! Beautiful letter, beautiful boy, beautiful mama. Love you and so grateful I got to see you this last weekend!

  6. Erin on December 11, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Oh my goodness, that is just beautiful, trying to type through my tears. Beautiful letter and sentiment, and love those pics of G in his winter wear, too precious! xoxo-

  7. Lee, Michelle, Cooper 4 and Allie 3 on December 11, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Perfect just like Grayson

  8. basebell6 on December 11, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Love love

  9. Jenna on December 11, 2012 at 3:57 am

    How beautiful and how true! Thanks for passing it on.

  10. allthesunforyou on December 11, 2012 at 5:58 am

    So wonderful! You both are so special!!!

  11. Down On The Farm on December 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Beautiful words.

  12. Marla and Steve on December 11, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    I'm crying as I read this. Touched my heart. Deep in my heart.

  13. Laurie on December 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    This brought tears to my eyes. It's so true. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Jillian Moller on December 19, 2012 at 2:24 am


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