You’ll be sorry if you do. Just saying. . .
It’s also a great time to think about some of the good things you learned from your good ol’ Mom. Even if you didn’t have the best relationship there are usually a thing or two you learned.
I learned a few things myself and realize I am still learning from my mother. Here are a few:
The saying, “But for the grace of God there go I”.
How to fold fitted sheets
How to keep a drawer organized
How to “work a room” and learn peoples’ names
How you get more with honey than with vinegar
How you should always have lipstick on when you go to town, even if you don’t have a stitch of make-up on
How to clean silver
How to have, serve, preserve and put up fresh vegetables
How to be ladylike, even when you don’t feel like it
How to hug
How to nurse a sick child, bring down a fever, fix a skinned knee
How to be really strong when things get really bad
How to always smile
How to pick your battles. (you know, some just aren’t worth it)
How to have good manners
How to re-pot a plant
That babies don’t come with instruction books tattooed on their bottoms. They are all different!
The importance of hard work
How to be really good at helping with school projects, Halloween costumes, pageant routines, dress up days, presentations, craft projects
How important it is to just listen sometimes
How it doesn’t matter if your dress is homemade or inexpensive or not “in”. What matters is IN the dress
Now that I am also a mother I have learned that my mother truly loves me more than anything in the world. I have also learned that being a mother is a constant learning process. Every day brings a new delight, joy, crisis, heartache, angst, frustration, sweat, joke and belly laugh.
It truly is the best job out there! The hardest job and the most rewarding!
What great things have you learned from your mother?
Happy Mother’s Day!