My Incredible Mother Essay

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It's easy to have faith when there is no tribulation. It's easy to dispense analogies when they don't apply to you or when you are giving advice to someone else. All of this is much more difficult when the trial is yours.

 

Throughout my Mom's life she proved over and over again that she could combat adversity and make rose gardens out of pot holes. My Mom had my sister and I both by the time she was eighteen years old. Even with two kids and a job she was able to stay in school and get her high school diploma. Several years later, with a family and fulltime job she was still able to get her bachelors degree. It was many years later before I realized how hard she worked to be a single parent and keep my sister and I clothed,
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No matter what new low I was able to achieve my Mom was there pick me up and get me on the right track. Once I finally decided to stay on the right track my Mom was my strongest coach and mentor and gave me the support to hone the skills that I already had, and learn the communication and interpersonal skills that I thought I would never have. The skills that I have now, the career and career path that I have chosen and the successes that I have enjoyed would never have been possible without the support and guidance of my Mom.

 

Mom had an opportunity many years ago to work with troubled young people. That opportunity proved to be one of the most rewarding experiences of her life. During the last year and a half Mom had the opportunity to work with very troubled adults who were trying to put their lives back together. She taught GED curriculum and every one of her students passed their final testing and got their GED. Through all of Mom's years in technology and the many other jobs she had, Mom's passion was always teaching people and helping them improve their situations.

 

The last week has been very difficult for my entire family. There are many things that my Mom taught me and many more things that I never learned. I hope that she can see one of the most recent things that I hope I've finally been able to learn. Friends

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