Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Lessons Learned

I've been tagged by Jen to share a lesson I've learned from my Mom/from your children. Stop by her blog and see her answer.....

Please scroll down to end of my blog to mute my playlist so you can this great video on moms words of wisdom....


What to do: share with us and your readers a lesson that you learned from your own mom, a special mom in your life, or while raising your own children. There’s no right or wrong answers…just lessons that each of us can learn and implement with our own children. Link your post back to this one, leave a comment below so we can visit and learn from you, and then tag 2-3 other moms to participate.

Oh my, lessons I’ve learned from my mother. I cannot say that this post will be sappy at all. My life lessons from my mom were mostly lifestyle lessons.

• The value of hard work and doing your best. My mother had to go to work when I was 3 years old back in the day when married moms were stay at home moms. Her heart was always home with us, but she always gave her employer a good and honest day’s work. When I too had to work outside the home when my daughter was 3 years old, I made sure that I too gave my best to my employer.

• Self sacrifice. After my mother and father divorced when I was 11 years old, my mother struggled to support my sister and me. I remember on occasion I would empty my piggy bank to help pay a bill or buy food. My mother always made sure my sister and I would have decent clean clothes and were well groomed, even if it meant she would have to do without. Through the years my husband and I would find ourselves in the same boat as my mother. We too would make sure Heather had decent clean clothes and was well groomed. Now, our daughter does the same thing, making sure her son has what he needs over her needs.

• Now this one is funny… we probably have all heard it from our mothers and have said it to our children as well. Ready….. Here it is….. Make sure you wear clean non-wholly underwear because you never know if there is an emergency and you are sent to the hospital! Yes, ladies a must. I used to make fun of my mother regarding this one until one day I had a car accident and that day I was wearing wholly, raggedy (but clean) underwear! How embarrassing when those who tended me saw the condition of my un-wholly panties in the emergency room! When I left they didn’t even return the panties to me! And no, they didn’t have to cut them off! They must have thought they were doing me a favor! HA! HA!

Now I will tag 2-3 more Moms to participate in this. So I tag my niece Missy, my daughter Heather (she better be nice!), my sister Marsha, BP, Grace and anyone else who would like to do this tag. Don’t forget to link back to me and make a comment so I know you did it and can read what you wrote.

6 comments:

Jen said...

I enjoyed your answer, especially the un-wholly panties. As a former EMT I am careful regarding this one. But is something I tell my children all the time.

BP said...

How fun! I have not ever seen this one before. I'll have to think of my answers.

I enjoyed reading yours. The last one was so funny!

luvmy4sons said...

Well...they cut the clothes right off of me so fast I don't think they would have noticed any hole! LOL! Could have been the softball size hematoma on the side of my neck.!

Marsha said...

I'll work on mine later this evening. I'm kind of in shock right now. One of my college room mates just died this afternoon suddenly while on their anniversary cruise to Alaska's glacier bay. She went into cardiac arrest 6 times since early this morning.

Denise said...

I really enjoyed this sweetie.

Missy said...

Oh yeah...I'll do it!
Just got to recover from our trip first.
But I always remember my Mom telling me the same thing about the underwear because Nana had told ya'll the same thing. Man she must have said that alot because apparently it stuck with ya'll!