Over the course of my life, I have met a lot of amazing women. One of these ladies I am proud to call Mother. Having these wonderful women in my life has taught me many many things. In celebration of Mother’s day today, I went for brunch with my Grandmother, my mother, and 3 of her 4 sisters, along with their daughters. I got to thinking about what special people I have in my life and just what I’ve learned.
My mother taught me some really handy things… parsley tastes good in everything…and you can never have or use too much. Children should be allowed to be loud and have fun… because they won’t always be children. The kitchen is the heart of the home. Knowing how to sew can save you a lot of money. My kids won’t always be good – and that’s ok.
I’ve also inherited a few things that I could have done without… like the ability to put a birthday present away ‘somewhere safe’ and not find it until the following Christmas.
Most importantly, I learned the Golden Rule – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I think that the world would be a better place if everyone just remembered these words every day.
Thank you , Mom, for helping me be the mother that I am today. I hope that when my boys are grown and have children of their own, they think of me the way that I think of you.
I love you Mom. Happy Mother’s Day.