Post # 1
I just started another thread and got to thinking about all of the sacrifices that my mother made for me. My biological father was an alcoholic and never really there. I know he loved me more than anything but his disease got in the way which pretty much rendered him useless and turned my mother into a single mom. She had very little support from him even when he was around so all of my care, our household expenses, everything fell on her. She worked her ass to give me the world but maintaining a household just outside of NYC on one income with a child is pretty much impossible. She and I left my father, sold the house and moved a few hours away to be closer to the rest of our family (her side). She made every sacrifice that you could think of to better my life. Her strength to leave that crappy situation (which I admit wasn’t anywhere near as bad as some people have it but it still wasn’t a healthy way to raise a child) made me the person I am today. I can guarantee without a shadow of a doubt that had we stayed with my father and continued living the life that we were, things would have turned out VERY differently for me. There’s not a person on this planet that I have more respect for than my mother. I know it sounds lame but she is truly my hero.
How about you? What has your mother done to mold you into the person you are today?
Post # 3
Really? No-one has an awesome mom?
Post # 4
I will say that your a Lucky lady having an awsome mom – I cannot say the same.. 🙁
Had I molded myself on my mother I would today be a calculating/controlling manipulative person (I try 100% to be NONE of these things). Don’t get me wrong I love my mother but that love is not recprocated in reply..
Post # 5
I have an awesome mom 🙂 She’s hilarious.
My older sister, my mom and I were watching TV and a commercial came on for the birth control patch. The commerical stated “You can wear it on your shoulder, arm and lower back”. My sister commented,”I wonder if those are the only three places you can wear it.” It was silent for a bit, and then my mom says, very seriously:
“I’d wear it on my vagina.”
And that’s why I love my mom and she’s “da best”.
Post # 6
@thejill: I laughed out loud at work. Your Mom sounds like a hoot!
@UpstateCait: I have a fantastic Mom as well! She is supportive, kind, intelligent and has a great sense of humor. One of my favorite memories…I had a bunch of girls over for a sleep-over when I was 15 or so. I went down to the kitchen for some snacks with my friend Greta and as we walked through the door to the kitchen, my Mom attacked us with whipped cream (from the spray bottle). I was so shocked that my neat-freak Mom was dirtying her kitchen and spraying us with whipped cream!! We emptied a few bottles of whipped cream during that food fight and ended up in a heap on the kitchen floor, laughing, covered in whipped cream and enjoying every minute of it! I wouldn’t trade that memory for anything. 🙂
Post # 7
I love my mom!
She has done everything in her power to make sure that me and my 4 brothers and sisters had a good life. Both of my parents came illegally to this country in the late 70’s .They were able to take care of us on my dads small salary and my mom would sale tacos to all of my dads coworkers! I remember being a little girl and helping her make 200 tacos everyday of course my tacos sucked mainly because I would use my toy spoons (me and my brothers would eat those tacos lol). She has always had a lot of pride that they were able to raise us with out any public help which is crazy because they had to live thru the recession in the 80’s with no documentation.
Post # 8
I am glad you were lucky enough to have an awesome mom to see how her situation was not good enough for her little girl!
I cannot say the same for my mom. I love both my parents. My father is an alcoholic and she is still with him. Her life really is miserable and her self esteem is shot. She admited she should have left him when I was 4 months old. All three of her girls went on to marry/live with douchebags. Luckily I got out of my situation and got a redo, my sisters haven’t gotten that far yet. My sister is in the exact same situation currently as mom was/is.
With that said, I did fly home for the weekend and take both my parents out to dinner for Mother’s Day.