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Thanks Mom

Updated on March 2, 2013

Acknowledging My Mom

I guess I've never thought about just how instrumental my mom was in helping me create the person I am now. Do any of us really think about it that much?

Our moms are usually the ones that do all the teaching and most of the caretaking. This is going to be very important to us when we grow up.

My mom was a divorced, single, mother in the 70s. Not at all common back then. We had to be on Welfare most of the time I was growing up. Not because we wanted to be, but because we had to be. It was different then. My mom had to raise three kids with no support from our father. I won't say she was a "perfect" mother, but she was always there when we needed her, and still is to this day, even though the only one that lives anywhere near her is my little brother. Thanks Mom!

How My Mom Shaped Me

Thanks to my mom, I was able to take on going to school when I was almost 40. I figured if mom could raise three kids, with no education past high school, I could make her proud of me, by going for something I always wanted. Not that she wasn't proud of me before, but this made her more so.

Thanks to mom, I have never been a big drinker. Even though she could've gotten into a lot of trouble for it, my mom let me drink when I was home with her. Her way of thinking was that I was going to drink anyways, so she would prefer that I would do it at home where she knew nothing could happen to me. Okay, maybe not the greatest approach, but I sincerely believe that this is why I don't drink much now. I didn't have to "rebel" with that, so it wasn't worth it to me.

On the bad side, I do have a nicotine habit now, and I'm very afraid of spiders, but those too, are things shaped by her.

I never had to worry what I could and couldn't tell my mom, she was open to everything, and if we needed to talk, she was always there to listen. This helped me be more open to my son as well. I never want my son to think he can't talk to me. Kudos to my mom!

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      agent009 

      6 years ago

      That's great! It's heartwarming to hear when people have good relations with their family.

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      Shari O'Leary 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      @delia-delia: Thank you!

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      Shari O'Leary 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      @anonymous: Make sure you let her know. I'm glad you liked it.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Aw, this is so nice. I am very grateful for my Mom.

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      Delia 

      8 years ago

      sweet lens and an encouraging mother...5*

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Lovely tribute.

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      9 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I really should thank my mom much more often for what she's done for me. She's now 80 years old, so I shouldn't wait, either. This is a wonderful reminder. Very nice lens.

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      Frankie Kangas 

      9 years ago from California

      Very nice. Your Mom sounds wonderful. Bear hugs, Frankie

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      bdkz 

      9 years ago

      This is such a nice tribute.

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      julieannbrady 

      9 years ago

      A beautiful tribute to you mom!

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Nice tribute to your very important Mom!

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      WhiteOak50 

      9 years ago

      Very nice!!

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      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      excellent!

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