Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Who Am I?

When I was a young girl I always thought that I would never grow up to be like my Mother. I was going to be a great Mom. I would be my children's' best friend. I would never yell at them, I would teach them all the right things and they would love me more than anyone in the world. I was so smart. I knew it all and my mother didn't.

Now I am 50 years old and I am so much like my mother. I do all the things I said I would never do. I yell at my kids. I do things myself instead of teaching my kids to do it because it's easier and quicker. I think my kids love me, but I think they love video games more. LOL

When I look back now, as an adult, I can see that I am not the parent my Mom was. So what happened? Who changed? Me or my Mom? I think the answer to that is, both of us have changed. She became more mellow and I turned into my Mom. I don't know how often I have heard my family say to me, "You are just like Mom." When I was young I probably would have been offended by that, but now I look at her and I take it completely as a compliment. I wish I were more like her in some ways than others. I am forgetful like her. I have some weird ideas like her, and some people say I look like her. There are many ways I am not like her, though. I think she was much more patient than I am. I think she taught her children much more than I have taught mine. All in all, I think she was pretty smart and a pretty great mother. I'm not sure how my resolution to not become my mother suddenly became much more attractive than it was when I was young.

So, to sum it all up, I think my Mom is a pretty great person. I think that if I could be thought of the way most people think of her, I would be a very fortunate woman. I think the greatest legacy a parent can leave is their morals, ideals, and values and in that my parents have not fallen short. What a family to be a part of. What a legacy to hand down to our children. I pray I will live up to it.

6 comments:

Margaret said...

Sorry to those of you who already commented. Becky can move the post, but not the comments...

Sheesh. I bet my dog could have done it. Oh well, you take what you can get and he's busy chasing rats.

Becky said...

That was uncalled for.

Margaret said...

It sure was.

Margaret said...

Just so you all know, this really is Margaret. The other two comments were by Becky. I would never talk to her like that. Not after she created my new blog. She is pretty funny though.

jude said...

I saw your mom and dad yesterday as I was walking into KFC. I always miss you more when I see her! She is a kind lady!!

Carol said...

Great blog. I love Mom too.