For the most part, I resemble my father’s side more than my mother, unlike my siblings, who were blessed with that Washington nose, as we call it. However as I sit here on the eve of Mother’s Day, I’m thinking about the imprint my mother has left on my life.
My sisters and I often laugh about the phrases she would say when she caught us playing Uno and not doing our household chores. But it’s funny that now that we have grown up we find ourselves saying things or acting in similar ways to her. Of course, there were some things we swore we would not dare do when we grew up. My mom, like all moms (or people in general), has faults but I’m thankful for the values that she stamped into our souls. She imprinted the importance of family, loyalty, faith and endurance.
I am not a parent and I can only imagine the magnitude of the responsibility of raising children. I once heard a couple talk about raising children with purpose. They discussed about how easy it is to get caught up in day-to-day living but they wrote down a list of things they wanted their children to know or experience before leaving home. They were parenting with a mission.
For those of you who are mothers, what are some the imprints you hope to leave on your children?
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!