My mom is a very perceptive woman. She’s always had a way of explaining the world and the people within it. It came as a great shock to myself when I learned she was extroverted, as I had always known her to exhibit introverted mannerisms. I had assumed she would be the watchful and quiet one, but she’s usually the life of the party. That’s when I started to ask her about her life. She’s experienced enough things to warrant a jaded perspective of the world, yet she still holds some appreciation. I owe her much more than just giving her a mutual respect and completing my chores. I attribute my perspective on the world to my mom. My personality was shaped from her open mind and helped me find my passions in life. I’ve always had a strong sense of who I am, what I want to do in life. I know that I’ll always be welcomed back to her regardless of any mistakes I may
I had just finished reading her a bedtime story and I was tucking her in with a goodnight kiss when she yawned and asked, “You'll always be my mommy, right?”, “Of course,” I said”, “Good. I'd miss you if you weren't”, “You've been my mommy for a long time.”, “Yup, your whole life,” I replied. “All my life,” she whispered into her pillow. Her eyes had slowly closed shut, her breathing deepened, and she fell asleep while I sat next to her, thinking kids really do say the darndest things. I didn't think much about it though, it had just been an off the cuff remark by a child with an active imagination. The same child who, a few weeks before, had told me that rainbows are unicorn slides, and clouds are their magical trampolines.
I grew up watching my mother strive to give me a better life and become a better person. Amongst great difficulty, she decided to finish school and attend university. Her hard work and determination have marked and defined my life. Every day she had to work, then go to university and later take care of me. She excelled in every aspect of her life, teaching me that the impossible is overcome through hard work and
How has the world you come from shaped your dreams and aspirations? Growing up, my mother always encouraged me to be involved in any activity I should interest in, whether that be soccer, softball, theater, or chess club. While my mom did not always have the extra money or time, she never told me I could not pursue a new activity. Through my mother’s actions, I have learned to never settle and to continue to fight and work for better, for myself and others. My mother’s selfless attitude and positive attitude inspire me to have the same attitude with the my future family and the people around me.
The points made by Rollin are valid. I see my older sister being scolded by my mother all the time because she is married, has a career, but no children. My mom believes that until she has kids,
The mother says “I worried about boys, not male hormones.” Max Apple, “Stepdaughters” Initiation Stories: An Album page 129 She thinks that
My mother is someone I always look up to; she has put in great effort to be such an inspiring person. She has worked twenty-seven years as a committed dental hygienist, and has volunteered as a Cub Scout, Girl Scout, and 4-H leader for over twenty-five years. I have followed in her footsteps, dedicating myself to 4-H, being an active member for nine years and an officer for five. My mom has taught me so much and is one of my best friends, but
Watching my mother live from pay check to pay check when I was young was difficult. It was always hard for my mom to keep up with other parents but, she still somehow managed to get me everything I wanted, and more. Even though I was too young to understand, I could feel the stress, and the struggles my mom faced every day. She was only 20 years old when I was born and, because of that she had no choice but to grow up fast. At such a young age, I saw the effects of being a single parent, and the ways it changed my mom. She not only had to be a young mother but, she had to find a way to replace the void of a father, or a father figure in my life. My mom was strong, independent and courageous. Growing up watching her live her dreams under all the circumstances she faced, made me want to strive for a better life for myself. Seeing how hard is was to live and to have enough
There have been a vast number of lives that have touched mine. Many different people have shared a piece of their soul in my formation. However, it is my mother who is the most important and most influential person in my life. My mother raised me by herself since the day I was born. My father was abusive and she left to make a better life for the both of us. She has worked as many as four jobs at one time. My mother wants to make sure my brothers and I have a better life than she did. It hasn’t always been easy for her, taking care of us on her own, trying to pay bills and making sure we had everything we needed. My mom has always had us involved in sports at a very young age. We always were doing something or involved in something
The support and encouragement I receive from my mother is endless, not only as a
She would always tell me fantastical stories. Some true, mostly not. She would tell me about the parrot she had in her basement that could have entire conversations. Even though I’d been in her basement numerous times. Anytime I would mention this or ask to see it she would shrug it off and say “Ask Mom for
When I asked my mother how having Jessica changed her, she responded with, “Yes it changed me very much. I felt that I needed to set an example for her unlike my mother, and also to support her with education,” which causes her to look deeply into my eyes and somewhat smile after a moment of silence. After having my sister, her and Richard decided that they could not be married anymore, and they got divorced. “He kept spending our money that I tried to save, he acted childishly, and he could not take care of Jessica; like the one time he tried feeding her grapes without cutting them,” while saying this she maintained a passionate face, and appeared very intrigued by my
As I make my journey through freshman year, I am asked what has made me into the person I am today. The answer, is everything. From going out of the country, my faith, to crazy memories with my friends and family, they have made me who I am today. However, my mother, Jennifer Holtz, has made a big impact on who I am. She has taught me so much ever since I was little. She taught me to be appreciative, always say please and thank you, and to be kind to others. I'm so grateful for her and I have her to thank everyday.
But day by day year by year she finds the strength inside herself to go on. Since the passing of her mom her siblings have all went separate ways her brother Shane lives in Missouri with his wife and kids, her brother Jason lives in Biloxi Mississippi with his kids, and her sister lives in Missouri with her son. They don’t talk much anymore but they talk on occasion. I admire my mother. She brought me to this world, cared for me, and taught me a lot. She also listened to me all the time. She is my protector and angel in this world. In the future, if I could be a mother, I would like to be as my dear mother: a special, simple woman with a lot of love to give. My mom has inspired me to be strong and to be there for my family. She is a single parent of four, working but also trying to be there for all of us kids. Even when times get rough she is still always there for us kids. Her words of encouragement didn’t work immediately. Now that I am older and more mature I know she was right. My mom is a big motivation in my life to this day. She is standing behind me on my positive decisions in life and confronting me on the negative ones. One day I will have my own family and I hope to be half the woman my mother
Lesa Howard is a very soft spoken, caring and courageous woman. She doesn’t take anybody's crap and that’s what makes her, her. She has the most outrageously colorful personality of anybody I've ever met. I suppose I could say that's where I get it from. This woman is my mother. Better yet, she's my best friend, my mom and I have had our ups and downs, I mean who hasn’t? Since we are so alike, we butt heads a lot but I love her more than anything. She described it as "We're so similar that we have a great relationship and I can say what I mean honestly without making you mad." Growing up she was my rock. Especially my high school days, it was always so hard to fit in as a new freshman, even in college it doesn’t get any easier. She was