post Category: me,mom — mylifeasannie @ 1:40 am — post Comments (4)

“What is the greatest lesson you learned from your mother or a mom like figure in your life?”

The greatest lesson… there have been many so choosing the greatest is a little difficult. I remember early lessons included talking softly because sweet little girls don’t talk loud. I attribute my soft almost childlike voice to that lesson. I learned never to sit directly on a public toilet. You either squat or use tons of paper if a seat protector is not available. I remember going into the stall and hearing mom say over the wall, “don’t sit on that toilet!” I didn’t. Much.

I was taught the lesson to always be thankful for what I was given. This lesson was harder sometimes than others. I will never forget pleading to open only one Christmas present early. I only had three. She wanted me to wait so I would have all three to open. I begged to open the smallest. She finally let me. It was batteries. She later said she wrapped them so I would have another present to open. Then there were the odd bug shaped earrings from an aunt one year. I was thankful for those earrings. I even wore them. Once.

I learned to attend church and to try to follow in the footsteps of Christ, to do the right thing. This meant being good, honest, pure, kind, generous, wholesome, sweet… I was taught that these good attributes were more important than physical beauty.

These lessons were all good and valuable. I am very glad to have received them, but I think the greatest lesson came later watching how my mother dealt with people who had hurt her. I learned that her love is never ending and unconditional. It made me see God in a new and different way. So, the greatest lesson I learned from my mother is LOVE.

Horaayy..there are 4 comment(s) for me so far ;)


This was a very nice post, bless you.

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Denise wrote on May 11, 2008 - 12:53 am

Your Mom would be a great teacher of the lesson called LOVE.

I hope both of you have a great day today!


Betty wrote on May 11, 2008 - 4:44 pm

What a beautiful tribute to your mom. What greater gift can a mom give her daughter but love?

Beautiful tribute!

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Julie Todd wrote on May 11, 2008 - 6:46 pm

This was so beautiful, Annie! 🙂

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Nancy Face wrote on May 11, 2008 - 10:38 pm
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