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Lessons From Mom

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Happy Mother’s Day, Mom <3

You taught me that summer reading is the best and you can never check out too many library books.
You taught me that sometimes it’s worth it to go out of your way when you’d drive us around the warehouse so we could lose our stomachs as we belly laughed.
You taught us how to sing rounds.
You taught us that singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and “Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad About My Baby” sounded best when we all had a part.
You taught me that I could be a business owner when you made your first dish liquid bottle cover.
You taught me that homemade Halloween costumes were always better.
You taught me that having a mom at home is the best thing in the world.
You taught me how to stand up for what you believe is right even when others are yelling at you do go against it.
You taught me how to take care of others when they need it.
You taught me that marriage is forever, no matter what.
You taught me to love even when.
You taught me that no number of birthdays would stop you from worrying about your babies.
You taught me that perspective could be flawed and what you see is not always what is.
You taught me to step off the edge and take chances.
You taught me that your love for me is and always will be unconditional.
You taught me about fairweather friends.
You taught me that you’d always be proud of me, even if I sang my solo part of Amazing Grace off-key at the chorus concert.
You taught me that great moms make incredible grandmothers.
You taught me that I could share my heart with you and trust you’d keep it safe.
You taught me that mom and dad are a team and teams stick together.
You taught me that if you’re gonna make Christmas cookies, it’s the most fun to bake ten different varieties.
You taught me that homemade cakes taste the best.
You taught me how to improvise.
You taught me that women work hard and don’t often get the same appreciation as men, but they don’t use that as an excuse not to do their best.
You taught me how to tap into my own experiences and use them to show compassion.
You taught me that the opinions could steal my joy or I can toss them in the trash and focus on the truth.
You taught me not to be ashamed of my body.
You taught me that I don’t have to be perfect.

Want to know what my favorite lesson has been? You taught me that YOU were the best friend I had always needed.

I love you!

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