|Via AJ Dunlap|
Happy Friday! Hopefully you all have fantastic weekends planned and are going to spend lots of time celebrating the moms in your life! I’m thinking a brunch at my house may be in order on Sunday after a little shopping on Saturday.
1. Act like a lady and people will treat you like one.
This means no spitting, no swearing (“swear words are what people say when they run out of intelligent thoughts” -my mother), no dark bras under light shirts, always wearing a slip and crossing your legs when you sit in a dress. But I think the most important part of this is knowing that you have to respect yourself before anyone else will respect you. That’s an important lesson for a young girl to learn.
2. Be independent.
Some people may argue that she may have taught me this lesson a little too well, but my mom always modeled the importance of being independent. Now that I’ve begun my life as a military wife, this lesson is especially important.
3. Being a mom means sacrificing for the people you love, even if they are little, grungy and very rarely say thank you.
I can’t think of a better person to teach me how to be a mom. She was the epitome of supermom during my childhood, oftentimes working at night so she could be home during the day. She volunteered at all the school events, helped with homework, made snacks, kissed wounds, nursed colds and kept a house functioning. All of this while she was sick or tired with no complaints and not nearly as much gratitude as she deserved.
4. You never outgrow the need for a good mom hug. Or get too big to sit in her lap.
Mom hugs are the best. They cure everything. I believed this wholeheartedly at 6. I found comfort in this at 16 and I feel this way at 26. I don’t see anything changing in the near future.
5. It’s ok to be me.
Thank you, Mama!
What’s the best thing your mom taught you?