Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Today is Mother's Day. It is a day when we tell our mothers thank you for being so wonderful (not that we don't do that every day), but it got me thinking about my mom and what an amazing woman she is. It got me thinking about how I have always wanted to be just like her.

So in light of that ...
I thought I would take a moment to share some of the many things that my mother has taught me in my life:

She taught me to look both ways before crossing the street.
She taught me that you don't 'have' to color in the lines ... they are merely 'suggestions'.
She taught me that you don't always have to say exactly what is on your mind.
She taught me how to share.
She taught me how to be a friend to others.
She taught me how to cook.
She taught me that a good education is key to getting ahead in today's world.
She taught me that money is not the most important thing in life.
She taught me not to be afraid to try something new.
She taught me to believe in myself.
She taught me to be a strong, independent woman with a voice of my own.
She taught me to embrace all of the things that make me unique.
She taught me that the challenges we face in our lives are there to build character.
She taught me that the mistakes we make are there to learn from and are not to be regretted.
She taught me to be a passionate person who treats others the way I would want to be treated.

She did all of these things, sometimes without knowing it. She did them by just being herself and in doing that ... she taught me the greatest gift of all:

She taught me how to be a good mother.

Happy Mother's Day


Anonymous said...

A hallmark card couldn't have said it more beautifully - TS

leslie said...

That brought a few tears to my eyes... mothers ARE so wonderful :)