Certain people are placed into our daily lives for a variety of reasons. They shape our beliefs about finances, health, relationships, and even deeper truths involving spirituality and living a better life. With it being Mother’s Day, I wanted to share with you some lessons my mom taught me. However, I also wanted to explore amazing things I learned from other mothers in my life: my wife and mother-in-law.
As a guy, Mother’s Day is a little uncomfortable for me. I know, I know, it sounds weird to say that in this day and age. It’s not politically correct or whatever. I don’t know. But, it involves expressing your feelings for the mothers in your life and that’s not something I always want to do.
That said, before you bite my head off, consider the feelings I’m expressing here in this post. In essence, this is the Mother’s Day card to transcend all Mother’s Day cards and it’s to the three most important mothers in my life.
I know you will be able to relate to the sentiments I share. No personal finance, health, or mindset lessons here. Just a nice read on a beautiful spring holiday.
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My Mom taught me to protect the family
Let me start by saying that my mother was the only woman in a house with 4 men. My father, of course, plus her three boys of which I am the oldest. To say we would give my mom a hard time is the understatement of the year.
In fact, as we grew up, we would often poke fun at her or torment her as boys can do. In our defense, it was often in retaliation for what we perceived to be overreactions about trivial matters in life. However, each of us had a difficult relationship at times with her growing up. Whether that was her fault or our fault is still a fun family topic during the holidays!
Nevertheless, no matter what was going in life, my mother was always there for us. She was the “mama bear” protector of the family. When things were going down, you called in Pat (her name is Patricia).