A Letter to my Mom

A Letter to my Mom

Our founder and CEO Melody wrote a letter to her mom in honor of Mother's Day. We hope you'll read this beautiful piece and consider sharing with all the wonderful mamas in your lives. 

Thank you, mom.

For seeing my most authentic self the moment I was born and naming me Melody.

Thank you, mom.

For bravely leaving your home country and family when you were only 19 and I was only 3 months so I could have a better life.

Thank you, mom.

For giving me an idyllic childhood, despite having to make a life out of nothing with no one to lean on but Dad.

Thank you, mom.

For the homemade birthday cakes with pudding centers and handwritten invitations.

Thank you, mom.

For the singing and piano lessons, the art and dance classes, and all the other activities you planned to help me discover and nurture my me.

Thank you, mom.

For pushing me to make better choices when I was an invincible teenager who thought she knew everything (I didn’t).

Thank you, mom.

For your gracious forgiveness when I inevitably still made the bad choices.

Thank you, mom.

For teaching me that being a woman means finding a way, even when there is no way, and seeing the possibility when anyone else would say it is impossible.

Thank you, mom.

For helping me navigate every new role I’ve taken on with strength, grace, and love, from attorney to entrepreneur, wife to mother. 

Thank you, mom.

For showing me that relationships take work, and communication, and love, and forgiveness, and coming back to the table, day after day, year after year.

Thank you, mom.

For the six am visits and six pm pop-ins to save the day when my life feels impossible.

Thank you, mom.

For continuously exploring yourself, and growing yourself, so I too could learn than my identity is never set in stone.

Thank you, mom.

For showing me that sisterhood is more powerful than competition, and that my focus should be on elevating myself. Not diminishing others.

Thank you, mom.

For being twenty-five things all in one, the designer, the florist, the accountant, the artist, handyman, chef, fundraiser, and more, and all without any training other than necessity.

Thank you, mom.

For always leading with light and laughter and love and hope, even when the world was on your shoulders and the future was so incredibly uncertain. 

Thank you, mom.

For embodying the power of the divine feminine and using that power to make the world better.

Thank you, mom.

For always having a kind word to say and a helping hand to offer to everyone who needed one or the other, regardless of their rank or station in life.

Thank you, mom.

For making life a celebration, and infusing every moment with joy and beauty, and festivities and magic.

Thank you, mom.

For teaching me to choose myself, honor myself, remember myself on a daily basis.

Thank you, mom.

For giving my children the kind of love no one could even begin to define in words.

Thank you, mom.

For showing me the beauty in nature and reminding me to step outside and relish the smell of Spring and the magic of the hummingbirds outside of your window.

Thank you, mom.

For being my anchor and also my wind, because only you mom could make me feel free and safe at the same time.

Thank you, mom.

For all you are, all you’ve done, and for all you’ve taught me to do and be.

And most of all, thank you, mom.

For being my mom.
I love you passionately.


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