When I was in high school, I didn’t quite understand why my mom would always prohibit me from going to field trips or any out-of-town trips with my friends. I knew money had always been an issue back then, but apparently my mom had other things in mind. Hehe. She was playing detective.
During my teenage years, she had this habit of invading my privacy which I found totally obtrusive! She’s no Annabelle Rama, but she goes to the extent of reading my college diary, my love letters (or even letters from my friends!), and recklessly opens all the snail mails addressed to me as soon as she get her hands on them. Oh well, she’s lucky I wasn’t the rebellious type. LOL.
Having seen a lot of girls my age go through early pregnancies, I had chosen to see how my mom raised me in a different perspective. She wasn’t the religious type who would talk about Jesus and stuff when I was young, but there’s something in her parenting style that had kept me from falling into the “worldly trap.”
To this very day, I have no clue how she did it or if she put me under her magic spell. Haha. All I know is that it worked positively for me! Now that I am a mom myself, I understand her now more than ever. Yes, even the crazy ones she did just to protect me!
Surely, mothers know best! Thanks, mom! It is my prayer that I would be able to instill the same values into my children when the right time comes.
With that being said, let’s try to make our mom’s birthday extra special each year by giving her nice gifts and writing her a “thank you” card for all the things she did and sacrificed for us.
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