You Are Who You Are - I Am The Me I Always Wanted to Be-Daughter, Sister, Mother, Friend and Teacher

Who Am I?

I am a daughter and a mother...
I am a daughter and a mother... | Source
I am a wife,,,
I am a wife,,, | Source
I am a teacher...
I am a teacher... | Source
I am a grandmother to these two...and more on the way....
I am a grandmother to these two...and more on the way.... | Source
I am a friend...
I am a friend... | Source
I am a sister...to these and more...
I am a sister...to these and more... | Source

I Am Me


I sat on a website all evening looking for the perfect quote for my life. There were many, many great ones – but none that were perfect. Then I realized – nothing was perfect because I am unique. I am not every quote on that site. I am not any quote on that site. I am me.

I am a daughter to parents who have passed away. I am the combination of their love, their hopes, their dreams and their lives. Not even my sisters are the exact same as me. I am me.

I am a mother to my children. I have passed on to them, my past, my mistakes, my life, and my love. I am forever grateful that my children are the people they are today. They are what make my life seem important. I meant something to them in their lives. The good, the bad and all the in between. They are my life and my future.

I am a wife to my husband. I love him as he loves me, unconditionally. He knows my heart, my soul, and my mind. He knows all there is to know about me and decides to love it all. The good, the bad, and all the in between.

I am a teacher to my students. I am the teacher in the “justateacher.” I am just a teacher because it is all I ever wanted to be and all I will ever do. I pass on my love of learning to them. I pass on my love of people and of ideas to them. I pass on a part of my soul and my body and my mind. I hope I pass the knowledge they yearn for, even when they don’t know they yearn for it.

I am a grandmother to my grandchildren. The two who are here, the one on the way, and the many I do not even know about yet. I see in them my future, my dreams and hopes. I see a future where they can be anything they want or need to be. I see them never needing anything and always having what they want. I see them being the persons they want to be. I see nothing stopping them from doing what they want. I see no pride or prejudice keeping them from their dreams.

I am a friend to those around me. I push them when they need to be pushed, hold them when they need to be held, and tell them what they need to be told. I am not a perfect friend, but my friends are. They know me and how to help me be a better friend.

I am a sister to my sisters and brothers. I have seen them grow up and they have watched me grow. I was there for their first loves and first hates. They were there to remind me that even if I made mistakes, they would stand behind me and push me when I needed to be pushed and hold me when I needed to be held. They are there for my children and grandchildren. They are my past and my future and all the in between.

I am me. I am the person that people see differently. I am not the same to any two people, because I am different in how I feel and how I care about each person. I love them each and every one in each and every way that is special to them. I am the me that sees that people are special and the things they do each day are special to me, to them and to others. I am the me that no one knows but me. Those special, dark recesses in my heart and my soul and my body, that no one is allowed to see because if I shared it, I would no longer be the me that is me.

I am me. And I am proud of being me. I am happy that there are no quotes that fit me perfectly. I am me…

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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Beautiful and lots of other votes. I love this. You are so right. I especially love the last long paragraph that describes what it's like to be "me." Lovely, inspiring hub. I think this hub could help many others' self-esteem by helping them to realize that there is nobody else like them! Thanks for writing this. Well done!


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Thank you Victoria - this is one that almost wrote itself...


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teacherjoe52 4 years ago

Congrats on a great srticle.

You sound like you have your life and your head together


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

teacherjoe - I'm glad that it looks that way! Sometimes it sure doesn't feel like it!


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC

Well justateacher,

I guess you taught me something! I really enjoyed the connection of uniqueness and the lack of a quotation to describe that uniqueness in us.

I know one thing about you and that is, your students will never forget what you have given them, even if right now, they do not know what it is!

Well done! Bravo! And keep on teaching, please?

Sincerely,

Bruce


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States

Beautiful hub! Even though life has its many ups and downs, it's great that you can look at yourself and be completely happy with who you are and who you've become.

Voted up and sharing! :)


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Excellent hub...it was a pleasure to read a hub by somebody that is so comfortable with who they are....I really liked the title of the hub and your approach to life. I am also glad that you have such a supportive family and get so much enjoyment out your job....it can not get much better than those two items. Voted up and very very awesome.


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swisswatch1 4 years ago from Switzerland

You are right. I wish everyone would be happy with who they are. The world would be a better place, for sure!


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Jo_Goldsmith11 4 years ago

Hello you!

It is such a pleasure to read about you! You have described what it is like very beautifully. I think, I like you! :) Voted up and shared on Twitter! great work. :)


kelleyward 4 years ago

That is wonderful to be at the place you are at in life. Thanks for sharing your experience. You described your path in a way that is inspiring and hopeful. Thanks!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Your family is blessed to have such a positive person in their life. I am sure your students love you as well. It is always refreshing to hear about people who love life and are not afraid share their strengths. Enjoyed reading your hub.


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

I am very blessed to have a wonderful family and a wonderful job....life doesn't get much better than that!


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iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

Lovely hub!!!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

It's great to have a wonderful sense of who you are. I'm discovering that this is one of the joys of getting older. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Beautiful hub, a person is many things to many people! But, the most important is to be a friend to yourself and love who you are.

Thanks for SHARING.


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Great hub - very heartfelt

John


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

John - thank you for the kind words!


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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu

Discovering one's self is essential to have a harmony life. Knowing yourself for me is the most important thing that one should accomplish in his life time. :)


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Nice hub. You juggled your multiple roles- daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, friend and above all, an unique 'I am me' person, all with equal aplomb! Hats off to you! Rated it Beautiful. Vote up.

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