Sunday is Mother’s Day, when American’s traditionally celebrate the matriarchs and chaos coordinators of the family.
On social media we asked friends to complete this sentence, “My mother taught me…” and this week we share those answers with you.
My Mother taught me…
To love God – and to fear him, to pray unceasingly, to take care of your man, and for heaven’s sake – don’t leave home without lipstick on! – Sara
My mother was a pioneer. She was tough and had high expectations. A devoted Christian. It wasn’t until I had my daughter, that I understood how much she really loved me. – Teresa
Everything She taught me to love books and to read to my babies. She taught me the golden rule and to work hard with integrity. – Sarah
Everything! She was/ is my mom, and was my teacher from kindergarten till 12th grade. – Jaime
Love one another and to treat others as you would want to be treated. – Trena
The art of…doing chores, changing clothes, restyling your hair and making it to a town meeting, school event, etc. without anyone knowing you’d been in the barn just 45 earlier! – Lindsay
How to figure out difficult situations on my own. – Mike
Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time and sometimes you cry. – Tambrey
Never give up! – Courtney
To always be kind, show love, set limits, treat others the way you want to be treated, do not judge others and most important to love all – Cindy
Everything!!! – Ashley
How to love unconditionally. – Miriam
You catch more flies with honey than vinegar. – Keryn
Grace. And that when you spill glitter on the carpet, it’s a whole lot easier to use the vacuum to clean it up instead of a wet rag. (For the record I was 6 and had only ever seen her clean our carpet with a wet rag….looking back that might have been because my siblings and I were always spilling things/food on her carpet…) – Katie
My mother taught me if there’s something you don’t know, learn it. If there’s something you can do, do it. If there’s something you want, go for it. She was an inspiration for me. – Linda
So many things!Things I thought back then were useless but now I cherishBut most of all is to be kind! – Vickie
The value of doing it right, no matter what it costs! – Hayley
Never learn a job on the farm unless you want to do it the rest of your life. – Lindsay
To be a strong & servant leader. – Kari
Everything!! Cook, Bake, Sew, Drive!! – Teresa
Respect. – Glen
To always work hard. – Alex
Strength, the value of hard work & perseverance. Also patience & unconditional support! – Amy
How to win, lose, & be gracious at all times. – Jordan
Keep your head down and just keep working hard. It will pay off at the end. – Lauren
My mom taught me to work for the things I needed and to work longer and harder for the things I wanted. – Sandy
My mother taught me That my responsibility in life is to be a volunteer and to do so willingly. And I have done so. – Nancy
To travel, to love music, to love people, to study, to enjoy the moon and stars. My mother was/is a teacher. She was very sneaky at disguising learning with fun. – Barbara
We could go on and on, but then who would take Mom out to lunch?
Before you go….Check Out Our Co-Alliance Mother’s Day Cards!