I think that the relationship between a woman and her mother is very powerful. It affects everything in her life from her health and self-esteem to all her relationships. I grew up with a mother who always seemed unhappy. When she was a young adult, she was forbidden by her older brother to go after her dream of being a singer. I’m sure this impacted her in a way that I’ll never know. My mom also dealt with depression and was always so negative. My dad would always say “You kids need to be good and be quiet. Your mom is not feeling well.” I didn’t really understand what was going on until later in my life. But after having my children, I knew that I wanted them to grow up in a household filled with love and laughter. Don’t get me wrong, my mom did her best and I know that she loved us and I loved her.
I believe that mothers and daughters have a unique bond that grows throughout the years. It wasn’t until I had children of my own that I understood the sacrifices my mother made. I would sacrifice some of my wants and needs for their wants and needs. I have two daughters who have grown up to be beautiful, intelligent, loving, and amazing individuals. I am proud of them and love them so much. Hopefully, I had something to do with how they turned out.
As my daughters grew up, I tried my best to protect them, discipline them, and make sure that they are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be independent and make the right decisions for themselves. I tried to teach them how to live life to the fullest and the importance of self-worth. I was there when they needed me then and I will always be there for them now.
I feel like it has come full circle with my daughters. They are both young adults now and I feel I can learn a lot from them. They both support and encourage me to go after my passions. Bottom line, we love each other and enjoy spending time with each other (I love our mother/daughter weekends!). My husband is the love of my life but my daughters take my breath away.
“A mother’s treasure is her daughter.” — unknown
“I don’t want my daughter to follow in my footsteps. I want her to take the path next to me and go further than I could have ever dreamed possible.” — unknown
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2 thoughts on “Moms and Daughters”
As always beautifully written and so true. As your friend and also someone that knows your daughters you did a wonderful job raising them. I also love the quotes you chose.
Thank you, my friend! We both have raised amazing, strong women. Let’s pat ourselves on the back.
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