5 essential parenting lessons I learned from my mom
I am blessed to be a mother of three beautiful children—Savannah, Kennedy, and Jack. They brighten my days, lengthen my nights, and, what’s more, they warm my heart!
I love being a mom because my children inspire me to be a better me, and they continue to remind me of what is most important in life: simple life lessons that stay with us into adulthood. My children make me glad that I am their mom.
There is no handbook to being a mom. Believe me, I have searched everywhere and read all I could find, but nothing really prepares you for the joys and the challenges of motherhood. I’ve learned many things along the way through my own personal experiences, but what has helped the most is what my mom taught me:
- “This, too, shall pass.” I have whispered this on many sleepless nights or during cranky temper tantrums!
- “You are stronger than you think you are.” My mom raised me as a single mom; she was strong and independent, and I loved and respected this about her.
- “People matter, things don’t.” Relationships are important, not material possessions. This message especially resonated with me after my first car accident!
- “Education matters, but the best book you will ever read will be your Bible.” I’ve found it to be the best road map for my life.
- “If you believe it, you will achieve it.” Simply put, never give up on your dreams!
Thank you, Mom, for teaching me these lessons and so much more! I will carry them forward to our next generation, and I hope they continue to pass to future generations.
My message to all of you blog readers on this Mother’s Day is don’t forget to thank your mom for all the things she has done for you! Do you have an important life lesson you’ve learned from your mom? Please share them in the comments section below.