Happy Mother’s Day: A Letter For The Lorelai To My Rory
May 13, 2018
A Letter To My Best Friend On Mother’s Day
When you think of your best friend, who pops into your mind? For me, it’s my mom. When I was in middle school, my mom bought me the first season of “Gilmore Girls”. We proceeded to watch every season (except for the 7th cause it hadn’t aired yet) in a record time. You could say we binge watched before it was cool. The relationship and story between Lorelai and Rory was uncannily similar to many aspects of our lives and relationship (yes, even the coffee obsessed part). So ever since, I’ve always referred to her as my Lorelai.
My parents divorced when I was young, so it was my mom and me since I was three. I was an oddly well behaved child (for the most part….she may disagree sometimes). So, we were more like friends than parent-child. Even though when I did smart off, she definitely pulled out that mom card. To this day, if something happens, good or bad, I can’t make a decision, or just need some girl talk, she’s the one I call.
Rory said it best in her valedictorian speech in season 3: “My ultimate inspiration comes from my best friend; the dazzling woman from whom I received my name and my life’s blood. My mother never gave me any idea that I couldn’t do whatever I wanted to do, or be whomever I wanted to be. She filled our house with love and fun and books and music, unflagging in her efforts to give me role models from Jane Austen to Eudora Welty to Patti Smith. As she guided me through these incredible years, I don’t know if she ever realized the person I most wanted to be was her.”
You can call it cliché, but there really is no one I’d rather be than just like her. She’s strong, smart, witty, independent, caring, talented (why didn’t I get that cooking gene?!), and so many other things. I was a kid that loved books and music (country music though), and my mom made sure both filled our home (especially the books…I think she’s regretting that now).
My mom is the only person I will tell literally everything. No matter what it is because she’s the best non-judgmental listener out there. Even when she doesn’t completely agree with a decision I make, I know she’ll still support and be there for me no matter what. I could go on and on about how amazing of a woman and mother she is all day long. But, I think the point has been made.
So Mom, whenever you read this, know that you are the best mom to ever exist. And, there’s no one I’d rather call my best friend. I can only hope to become half as good a person and mom (way way WAY down the road LOL) one day. Happy Mother’s Day Momma (aka Lorelai)!! I love you!