Friday, July 27, 2007

I learned by example

A series of events lately has made me think about how influenced we are by our parents but for me particulary my mom. My mom was on her own for the most part when I was growing up. My Dad was around but we lived with my mom. There's some that I know that live off the state and expect that things should be handed to them. I know that's not the way to live and I know that because my mom taught me that. Even in the difficult times when money was tight, I never went without anything I needed. She also told me and instilled in me that I could do anything I put my mind to. Not everyone hears that when they are growing up but I did and I still believe that today. I'm a talented woman and If I work hard I can do pretty much anything. My mom never put limits on my abilities and never told me that I wasn't good enough to do something. For that I'm grateful and am trying to instill that into my kids as well. Encouragement goes a long way for a kid, even into her 20's and 30's. So I say a big Thank You Mom for working hard, setting a great example and encouraging me throughout my childhood.

This post is a part of the MamaBlogga July group writing project


Jordan (MamaBlogga) said...

I want to instill that same hope in my children.

Thanks so much for participating!

summershine said...

What a nice post!