Growing up I resented my mom more often than I loved her. It wasn’t very long after I graduated that I moved out of the house with my older sister. I moved out because one of us wasn’t going to make it (between my mom and I). We were too much alike and constantly butting heads on things. I was also ready to stretch my legs and experience life outside of my strict “Baptist” upbringing.
I will be honest that I didn’t do anything wild and crazy compared to most but for me it was the freedom of choice. During those first few years out of my parent’s home, my relationship with my mom changed. Now, nearly 18 years later, we are Best Friends. She is the first person I call when I need someone to talk to. She is my confidant, shoulder to cry on, and everything in between.
I also realized as I got older how much she taught me that I didn’t realize when she was younger. I am going to share with you just a few of those things. So, in no particular order, here are the Top 10 Things I Learned From My Mom. Continue reading