Readers share lessons learned from Mom
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We extend a thanks to all the mothers out there who have made a difference in the lives of those around them. To recognize this Mother's Day, we asked readers to share a lesson they learned from mom.
In addition to the photos and lessons featured above are some other submissions we've received over the past few days. Have a lesson or memory of your mother you'd like to share? Post it in the comments below or submit it using this form.
When I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, I realized the unpredictability of life and initially gave in to constant despair. It was then that my mom taught her greatest lesson- that happiness is not based on an absence of problems. Rather, it is all about our approach in dealing with harsh difficulties. Her hand in mine, she remained steadfast and strong, as I learned to do, with her wisdom as guidance.
Besides being a loving, interested and available mother with a quick smile, she could pack a suitcase tighter than a can of sardines! We lived overseas during Dad's sabbatical leaves and I observed how she fit items for a family of six into two suitcases. My family comments on my ability to fit anything extra into a suitcase, car, whatever, and I always thank Mom for that perspective.
The greatest lesson and the greatest gift that Mom taught and shared with her children was the Gospel of Jesus Christ
My mother read to me almost every night as a child. this love of reading which she gave me, I have been able to pass on to my daughters, and also my granddaughter. I love you, mom! Rest well!
To get an education!
Participate in life with your children. She engaged me in local government and lobbying for causes. She marched in a Vietnam anti-war protest with me. We drank flaming Drambuie at a fraternity suite party. And so much more.
How to sweet talk a police officer out of giving her a ticket (It didn't work when i tried it)
Trust - You Give - Only to people who are trustworthy.
To love your family.
Getting old is not for the faint of heart!