I became a mother at the young age of 21 years old and knew very little about the position. No one gave me a job description, I didn’t know the position would be 24/7 and it was truly on the job training. Don’t get me wrong. I am not complaining.
The older women in my family gave me wonderful examples of being a good MOTHER. I had grandparents, aunts and my own mother from which I learned. My mother made sure her children were taught manners, our clothes were always clean, brushing your teeth was important and that God is to be first in your life.
All through my children’s childhood I did the best job possible and prayed to God that it was right. I read in the Bible if I trained up my children in the way they should go that they would not depart. My faith was in God and His promises.
Parents make many sacrifices to see the needs of their children are met. I can remember not buying shoes or clothes for myself in order to buy for my children. I don’t regret it and would do it again.
Tomorrow my adult children will visit and I think they have turned out exceptionally well. The most important thing in their life is their faith and acceptance of God. I am sure they have new ideas on parenting, but the basis of it all is your love for God and family.
Sometimes I wish I could have a few days and my children would be little again. Well, that is not going to happen. The next best thing is having grandchildren. I can sort of spoil them and then give them back to their parents.
My mother and grandparents have passed, but they left me something money can not buy. Thanks, mom.