Thursday, March 7, 2013

My Mommy

We all go through that phase growing up where you are quite sure you will never do any of the things your parent does. While for some people that's probably a good thing, for most people you will live to eat those words.

I was that kid--a teenager who knew it all. I would never grow up to be my mom. Oh my goodness how many times I catch myself sounding JUST like her. Teenagers reading this--I KNOW this won't happen to you, or that's what you think--but it's coming. Moms of teenagers--be patient. Eventually we grow up and learn that we have a lot to learn.

My mom stood beside me through my crazy teenage years--stood by me as I went to college, worked, and had a baby at eighteen. When someone is driving me up the wall, she is there and understands. When I need advice, you know who I call--that's right teens--I call my mom.

My mom taught me a lot growing up that I didn't even realize she taught me until lately. My mom taught me that being nice doesn't mean letting people run over you--it's ok to stand up for yourself.

She taught me that there is a time to keep your mouth shut, and times when you need to speak up. I mirrored her work ethic and was promoted at my first job after one month. She taught me that if you have a job to do, do it wholeheartedly. Your work is a reflection of you.

She has stood by me recently to the point that it has majorly impacted her life as well and I'm grateful. Money isn't always everything--you have to maintain your integrity at the same time. All within this same lesson, if you can't be around someone and be nice, it's better to remove yourself from the situation than to say or do something you can't take back. Your actions reflect your character.

Love you Mom :)


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