Mother’s Day Tribute – Things My Mom Did Rightf

Posted by dianne on May 4, 2009 in Blog | Tags:, , , , , | 2 comments

Mom made me feel special.

When I was four years old, my big sister went to afternoon kindergarten, and my little brother took an afternoon nap. That meant I had Mom all to myself and she made that time very special. We had tea parties in the kitchen.

She would call my toy telephone from the kitchen – ring… ring. I would answer in the living room. When she invited me to come for tea, I had a big decision to make. Would I go alone leaving my baby dolls with my “Mother Law” or bundle them into my little buggy and bring them along?

Visiting my Mom as it we were two young moms, I felt I was one of Mom’s best friends not just one of the kids. I became a special friend to a special lady.

Mom was my best cheerleader.

Whenever life got me down, my mom was the one who told me I was doing a great job. Without encouraging vanity, she would praise my appearance, my mothering, my decorating, my hard work, and my accomplishments.

I treasure one of the last things Mom said to me before her death. I knew the end was near when she said I had turned out to be a good woman. It sounded like she was summing up the results of her hard work. She was proud of me.

Mom taught me to love writing.

Mom was a writer and obviously enjoyed every minute of it. She would read her work out loud sharing the love of a well turned phrase, a witty bit of dialogue, or a beautiful description. We especially loved the humorous pieces she wrote. Mom demonstrated the initiative that is essential for a freelance writer and the creativity that adds beauty to life.

Mom taught me to be a good mother.

These are just a few of the things Mom taught me by her example. I think the best thing she taught me was how to mother my own children. I’m sure I’ve made mistakes along the way as all moms do, but I tried to practice the good things I learned from Mom. I hope my kids will be able to look back and say their mom did a few things right.

What did your mom do right? What are you doing right as a parent?

2 Responses to Mother’s Day Tribute – Things My Mom Did Rightf

  1. Cindy La Ferle says:

    Your mother must have been one powerful, wonderful woman. You’ve written a lovely tribute to her!

  2. the funkatizer says:

    My mom is also my best cheerleader. Mom taught me empathy, love, creativity, and confidence. Mom is always there with words of encouragement, sympathy, love, and humor. Thanks, Mom.