“Being indispensable is part of the job of being a mom. It’s exhausting and exasperating, but it can also be exhilarating. It’s a great blessing to be needed. It’s a wonderful gift – and a sobering responsibility – to be someone’s favorite person in the world.” “… moms won’t wait until we get to the other side of the veil to start recognizing what it is we’re really doing here.”
Exercise #3: Valuing Moms
Write down five things your mom has done to help you become the person you are today. Share the list with her if possible.
1) She taught me to read at the age of four
2) She taught me responsibility and independence
3) She taught me to really love my kids and tell them so
4) She taught me to avoid alcohol (or any other unhealthy) addiction
5) She taught me to laugh
Thanks Mom! I miss you.