This week most of us are thinking about our mother or the women in our life that are mother figures. Honestly, none of us would be here if it wasn’t for our mother.
In true transparency, as a kid I didn’t see her as the matriarch instead I thought she was a hard (but loving) woman. Don’t get me wrong, she feed us, clothe us and even took us places but she was very strict about who we spent time with and the things we wanted to do as in “fun.” She was very protective of us. Some would even say smothering.
As a kid, I thought I was being deprived but in reality she was shielding us from the bad elements. And mom for that I thank you.
My mom is very strong willed. So one thing I learned from her is to always be prepared. Life will not be easy and everyone that smiles in your face isn’t your friend. We had to commit 1 Cor. 15:33 to memory- bad association spoils useful habits.
The things she taught us and still teaching us is priceless. It’s hard for me to go throughout the day without reflecting on something my Mom have said or even done.
I catch myself saying or doing the things I remember seeing her do with us now I’m doing it with my kids and grandkids. The love for one another, I’ve passed on to my kids. The respect for others, I’ve passed on to my kids.
The love to cook, well my kids didn’t really catch on to that but they love to cook her cornbread recipe.
There are so many Hallmark cards that will be purchased this week. Candy and flowers given but nothing compares to you sharing your intimate feelings about your Mom with your Mom.
My sister and my mom grandkids and I are recording a special message for mom this year. Something similar to what these folks did for their moms—> PutYourHeartToPaper videos.
Happy Mothers Day to you, your mom and the mothers in your life.
In what way will #YouPutYourHeartToPaper for your mom this year?
Need inspiration check out these videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRKBYUHyyoSrM2RCRwy69OcyUpr-cZZSQ
This post is compensated by Hallmark but all opinions and life lessons are all mines.