Thank You, Mom, For Raising Me Right

An Adult Son Looks Back On Love

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Frances Turri Pilato, of Rochester, New York, in 1998.

Thank you, Mom, for raising me right.

Thank you for always being home when I got there.

Thank you for always welcoming me with a smile.

Thank you for teaching me all about Love — and how to Love and forgive everyone…even and especially when they hurt us.

Thank you for catering three meals a deal, with snacks in between.

Thank you for doing my laundry.

Thank you for helping me with my homework.

Thank you for being a best friend…and for being a beautiful parent.

Thank you for not having any aspirations other than to care for your children…for not studying, focusing on or investing in anything other than Love.

Thank you for not making me feel like you sacrificed any career opportunities in order to Love and care for me.

Thank thank you for making me feel like I was always your proudest and most important accomplishment.

Every good thing I ever said or did…or every good thing I ever say or do today, even in the smallest way, is because of the Love that God placed in my heart and in my life — through you.

So, again…thank you, Mom…for raising me right.

As I used to say to you and Dad before I fell asleep each safe night I lived in our beautiful home, “Thank you SO much…for everything!”

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