05/13/2007 08:27 pm ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

To a Fantastic Mom

This is 12-year old Brianna Lear's response to her mother Lyn's post.

Even though I cringe when you embarrass me in front of my friends, I still love you with all my heart. Even though I may not call you to say goodnight when I sleep over at a friend's house, I still miss you. Even though I have an attitude when you call me when you're gone, it's not because of you. When I take out my anger on you, it's because you're the only one I trust to love me no matter what I do. Whenever I cry in front of you, it's because I trust you to keep a secret and understand my words. Whenever I play music for you, it's because I want you to be more hip so that you don't embarrass yourself and to spend some one-on-one time with you. When I say that you don't need any plastic surgery or to get your wrinkles zapped, it's because you are the most beautiful organism my eyes have ever laid on, and I don't want you to change one little bit no matter how much you think you need to. When I tell you that I would rather have someone else take me out shopping or to a theme park, it's not because you're lame at all (which you're not), it's because I'm a teen and teens are stupid and selfish that way. When I say that you look stunning today, it's because you look fantastic everyday, and I really paid attention to your gorgeousness.

I could go on forever, but that wouldn't help with not wasting paper... for you are a global warming activist...

So to wrap this love letter up, to put it in the least original words,

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!

Your daughter, Brianna