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Grateful for My Wise Mother

My mother taught me to be independent, think of others, be compassionate, not be idle, try new things, cook and clean, and listen. She told me to take typing in high school so I could use this skill any where. She said I could get a secretarial job to put myself through college with it. Little did she know the computer was about to break onto the scene and be so important in so many jobs! She taught me to have a skill because I might one day have to support a family. All of this came true when at 32 years old and with 4 children under the age of 9, my husband became ill and unable to work.  I ended up supporting our family and could! How thankful I am for my wise Mother! 

Tags: Attitude, Compassion, Mother's Day, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Mothering, Parenting, Values
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