My Greatest Influence: My Mother

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Even before my first tear hits the ground, my mother is there to wipe it away. My mother feels my pain before I can even realize it. She understands my needs before I can even think of them. That’s why we call her a mother. My mother has been an extraordinary influence on my life and always will be. She’s the kind of mom who would always take time out and care for her four children and the mom who would never let her hardships in her life distress her kids. My mother has always been a very strong role model to me, and growing up with someone like her to look up to has changed my life in many ways. She has helped me grow physically, intellectually, and considerately. She taught me to always love, care, and give back to the people I am …show more content…
I learned so many facts about many different places and the history stored in those places. One summer, while we still lived in Brooklyn, New York, my family and I headed up north to Canada. We stayed at a stunning hotel with an outstanding view of the Niagara Falls splashing down menacingly into the water. During the night, the falls would change color due to the lighting it was given. Although I was still really young, I understood just about everything I learned from my mother in this trip. Once the light was seen through the thick fabric of the hotel curtains, we all got ready to go out. We visited the Willoughby Museum of History to learn about the life of the pioneers through the exhibits about the day-to-day experiences pioneers had to deal with. I also had learned about the Battle of Chippawa. I remember noting my favorite exhibition of the pioneers with my mother, while she read the plaque to me. It was about the way the pioneers dressed and made their clothes. Later those nights, we would head back to the hotel room and discuss what we learned and liked each day. I now appreciate all that I have learned from my mom about history, society, and culture, including my family and myself through these small trips. All these wonderful years later, I realize and value the time she had put into taking care of her four children and all the effort behind it. I appreciate my mom a lot, and I trust her with my life.

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