Girls Night In

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Mom Taught Me a Lot

on June 24, 2014

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Today would have been my mother’s 72nd birthday. Mom passed away in 2007 just a few weeks after she and Dad celebrated 47 years of marriage. They married very young — just 18 and 19 years old when they said their vows.

Mom never really was a single person. She graduated from high school and then got married. Her whole adult life she was a wife and mother. Though she was never really single, she taught me a lot about life that has served me well through the years of singleness.

1. There were many times when Dad was away with the Air Force so it was just Mom and her four children. Life went on and sometimes Mom had to take care of things that Dad usually did. Whining about not having a spouse doesn’t help. Just do what needs to be done.

2. In an argument, choose your words wisely. Once they’re said, you can’t take them back.

3. Family is always important, both the one we’re born into and the one we create over the years.

4. Never be afraid to ask for what you want.

5. Mom always told me that if God meant for me to be married, He would have a plan for that. She used a phrase in German that roughly translated said, “every pot marries its lid.”

My mother truly was an amazing woman and I was blessed to be her daughter. It’s because of her that I am the woman I am today.

Happy birthday Mom!

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2 responses to “Mom Taught Me a Lot

  1. Carole Brown says:

    Your mother was a wise, wise woman and I’m sure a wonderful person. You are indeed blest!

  2. I am very blessed, Carole. She was the best mom a girl could ask for!

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