👵👴 Dear Mom & Dad 14: A Mother's Day Love Letter

Dear friend,

On Mother's Day in 2020, I wrote a letter to my mom that changed the course of our relationship forever.

This was a letter more than a decade in the making. I needed to own up to all the ways I had taken my mom's love for granted and take full responsibility for all the ways I had pushed her away growing up.

1. 🍛 Dear Mom: I will never yell at you again for giving me too much food

I used to lash out at my mom all the time about the smallest of things. I was immature and didn't know how to process all the pains and frustrations of life, so I took it out on the one person who loved me more than anyone else in the world.

She didn't deserve any of it, and I knew that I'd carry that guilt with me for the rest of my life if I didn't address it.

Here is the letter I wrote to her two years ago on Mother’s Day to honor her beautiful love.

Kissing my mom on her 60th birthday

2. 🧓🏼 The Grownups Who Love Us Day

Family looks different for everyone. How wonderful is this?! 😍

The Grownups Who Love Us Day

3. 💬 Question of the Week (in 7 languages)

What was your favorite food growing up?

Simplified Chinese:
Nǐ xiǎoshíhou zuì ài chī shénme?

Traditional Chinese:
Nǐ xiǎoshíhou zuì ài chī shénme?

Khi còn nhỏ, ____ thích ăn món gì nhất?

¿Cuál era su comida favorita de niño/a? (Formal)
¿Cuál era tu comida favorita de niño/a? (Informal)

어렸을 때 가장 좋아했던 음식은 뭐예요?
eoryeosseul ttae gajang joahaetdeon eumsigeun mwoyeyo?

Ano po ang paboritong pagkaing kinalakihan ninyo?

Honoring, celebrating, and cherishing all the moms, mother figures, and woman role models in our lives today, and every day.

Happy Grownups Who Love Us Day ❤️

With love,

Joseph J. Lam
On a mission to help people connect deeply with their parents. | CEO & Co-founder of Parents Are Human (parentsarehuman.com)