Principle #7 – Choose to be an Unstoppable Mom and Mentor

A mother is the heart and backbone of a family. She kisses boo-boo’s, helps with schoolwork, gives advice, and above all, gives unconditional love.

A mother knows her children like no one else does. She knows when her children are bothered by something just by looking at them. She knows when to give advice and when to stay quiet. She also knows when her children are lying or drinking milk from the container. How does she know this…because we all know mothers have eyes in the back of their heads!

There are many joys of motherhood, as well as struggles. Mothers are dedicated and make sacrifices while raising children. But for some reason, they don’t feel like they are sacrifices. Because her main goal is for her children to be happy, feel secure, and well cared for.

“A Mother’s love is something that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it or take that love away.”
– Helen Steiner Rice

I have been blessed with two daughters. They have grown up to be confident, independent, and well-adjusted women. I may be a little biased, but I know they are my greatest success. Our relationship is different now. They don’t need me to remind them to make the right choices or about consequences. But I’m still needed for moral support and guidance when they ask for it. After all, they will always be my little girls.

My youngest daughter has a son, and now I’m fortunate to be a mammy. And his mommy unselfishly shares him with me. I’m a lot wiser now and am a better mammy than I was a mommy. None of us are perfect…we just do the best we can.

I believe the greatest gift a mother can give her children is to teach them compassion, resilience, acceptance, and confidence. Children carry these values into adulthood and use them on their journey to greatness. And, if they choose to become parents, teach their children a value system to use on their path forward.

On Mother’s Day, we celebrate all women in my family. We are not all mothers, but we each have a special place within the family. I’m fortunate to have a close family that inspires, encourages, and takes care of each other. I feel it is so important to help teach our next generation. We all give our love and support to my grandson. And he helps us to be more patient and to be better listeners.

I appreciate my mother, daughters, and sister. These women have made a big difference in my life. I have laughed, cried, and shared my deepest thoughts with them all. I want to thank you for being there for me. I hope you feel that I freely give my love, compassion, and understanding to you too.

Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate our mothers and other women that have made a difference in our lives. Share your gratitude and love. Thank you to the health care workers and first responders who are unable to be with their families. Thank you for making a difference!

Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Women’s Day!

Freedom is possible!


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