My mom is one of the best. She has taught me so much over the years. She was a teacher by profession but she also taught me so many things over the years. She is still teaching me, even though I am 36.
She taught me to say please and thank you. I hear her voice even now reminding me about how important that is.
She taught me to be kind to everyone. I see how kind and caring she is to those around her and I want to be like that too.
She taught me to have fun. That sometimes you should do something a little silly. I have tried to be like that with my own kids as well.
She taught me about shopping. She might not think I was paying attention all those years when I wanted to be with my Dad at the bookstore instead of trying on clothes in the rest of the mall, but I was. She taught me how to look for deals and that you can in fact find nice shirts for as low as $5 if you know where to look.
She taught me the importance of family and that I should be nice to my brother. She wanted us to be friends and even though it took a very long time to get there, my brother and I are friends and I know that warms her heart after the years of sibling rivalry.
She taught me that a mom gives up herself, even if she doesn’t want to.
She taught me that even though you are a mom, even a stay at home mom, having your own dreams and interests is also just as important as raising your children.
She taught me to never give up and that if you want something bad enough, you might have to try a few different methods to get it.
Through her recent illness she has taught me that although life isn’t always perfect, having a good support system and a positive attitude can go a long way. She is so strong and I am inspired by her ability to get better and find ways to find support when it feels like no one else knows what she is going through.
She taught me to look for the good in everyone. To walk in someone else’s shoes before you judge them. You never really know what their story might be.
My mom has taught me so much. And even though I get a lot of my personality and my interests from my father, I see a lot of myself in her too. I was lucky to be raised by such a woman and looking forward to the day when we live close to one another again.
What have you learned from your mom, grandma or the other motherly figure in your life?