Archive for February, 2016

They’ve taught me….

February 24, 2016

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Because of them I am the mother I am. Because of them I am me…..

My mother has  taught me how to be a strong independent woman, who can do anything and everything. She’s sat beside me while my world’s crumbled to pieces, and silently held me up until I could myself, and she’s taught me I am OK! She’s taught me graceful strength. To be assertive while being kind. To be accepting yet cautious. She’s taught me to be a mother. She taught me to be me.

My father has taught me I’m never alone. He has taught me not to settle and not to give up. He’s taught me failure is OK, as long as you try. He’s taught me to laugh. He’s taught me I am good enough, never to settle. He’s taught me how to succeed. He’s taught me to say what I mean and mean what I say. He’s taught me to be a mother. He’s taught me to be me.

My grandparents have taught me to laugh. They’ve taught me resilience. They’ve taught me life is short. That life is always beautiful. They’ve taught me acceptance. They’ve taught me humour. They’ve taught me if you can’t laugh at yourself, you’ve wasted a laugh. They’ve taught me to be real. They’ve taught me to use my voice. They’ve taught me confidence. They’ve taught me to be a mother. They’ve taught me to be me.

My brother and sister he’s taught me grit. They’ve taught me to push myself. To better myself. He’s taught me to enjoy life. She’s taught me sisters don’t have to be blood. They’ve taught me perseverance. They’ve taught me to stand up, not to be pushed around or walked over. They’ve taught me friendship. They’ve taught me to be a mother. They’ve taught me to be me.

My aunts and uncles and cousins have taught me not to take life to seriously. They’ve taught me family means you always have someone, and everyone always has someone. They’ve taught me to cherish individual relationships.  They’ve taught me to follow your heart and your passion. They’ve taught me support. They’ve taught me to be a mother. They’ve taught me to be me.

My other mother and father have taught me appreciation. They’ve taught me determination. They’ve taught me self love and they’ve taught me to hold my head high. They’ve taught me to try new things and they’ve taught me to get back up when I fall. They’ve taught me I am loved. They’ve taught me to be a mother. They’ve taught me to be me.

My husband has taught me unconditional love. He’s taught me that even if you have no idea what you are doing, with the right person you can do it all. He’s taught me pride. He’s taught me true joy. And he’s taught me strength. He’s taught me to climb mountains and he’s taught me someone will always catch me when I fall. He’s taught me to just breathe. He’s taught me that even when it’s dark there’s always a light. He’s taught me to let go. He’s taught me to accept what I can’t change. And he’s taught me patience. He’s taught me I am good enough. He’s taught me to be a mother. He’s taught me to be me.

My children have taught me unwavering and undying love. They’ve taught me to be fierce. They’ve taught me that there’s more to life than me. They’ve taught me patience, perseverance, strength and determination. They’ve taught me weird is good. They’ve taught me real. They’ve taught me life is cruel and mean and hateful, but they’ve taught me those things don’t matter because it’s also surprising and wonderful and ever changing. They’ve taught me to stand tall. They’ve taught me nothing else matters. They’ve taught me I am capable. They’ve taught me compassion and empathy and wisdom. They’ve taught me bravery and courage. They’ve taught me love. They’ve taught me everything I needed to know.

They’ve taught me to be a mother.
They’ve taught me who I am.

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