Dear mother,

It has been a while since I have written this kind of letter; I used to address them to God
even though they all ended up in your pile anyway. I will be graduating from college soon but
I don’t feel grown up yet, at least not how I envisioned myself to be at the end of college.
The path I had set for my life when I started college has changed so much. Sometimes, I find
myself wondering if wanting to risk a path that I had never thought of is a wise decision.
And so I am finding myself, now more than ever, needing to hear your counsel on every major
life decision I will be making from this point on. This has always been the influence You’ve
had on me. As my primary model, I want to be like you in my generation: strong, versatile,
independent, gentle andÂ