life lessons from mom

Sunday, May 10, 2015

My mom and I have always been super close, I would consider her one of my best friends. I don't have a clue what I would do without her. She has taught me so much. I've come to the point my life where I finally realize that my mom has more wisdom than me and that she is almost always right.

My mom has taught me so many lessons that have made me the person I am today. I hope to carry on some or all of those lessons to my children.

No one trusts a liar

My mom drilled it into my brain that I had to be trustworthy and that lying was wrong my whole childhood. One time I lied about brushing my teeth and went on for a week about how I brushed my teeth, although I didn't. I was in 5th grade and I mind you I have changed since then, but that moment changed how I looked at a lot of things. My mom told me that she could't trust me, and I realized that I needed her to trust me and that's when I decided it was a lot easier to just tell the truth. 

Be yourself

This seems really cliche but it's something that my mom has tried to tell me my whole life. I used to go along with a lot of things and I used to agree with people out of fear that if I disagreed, they would hate me. Now I express my opinions and the things that are unique about me. I'm not scared of being who I am because my mom always told me that no one could ever be who I'm meant to be, except for myself.

You're beautiful no matter what

My mom probably tells me that I'm beautiful 50 times a day and it used to feel like she had to say that because she's my mom, but now I know that she really means it every time she says it. She's tells me I'm beautiful when I'm lying on the couch while I'm coughing up a lung or throwing up. She told me I was beautiful when I had chicken pox all over my body. She tells me I'm beautiful when my skin is breaking out and when my eczema is flaring up. She tells me I'm beautiful because she believes that her creation is a masterpiece (I'm her creation if you didn't get that metaphor).

Cooking is an art

I mean my mom is the best cook in the entire world and she has taught me all that I know about food. She was there for me from the beginning, when I told her that I wanted to be a chef. She is my inspiration in life and when it comes to cooking.

You don't need a boy to be happy

My mom taught me that I needed to be happy being single because I was going to spend the majority of my adult life with a man who I loved and I needed to realize that I could do things on my own. She taught me that I needed to know how to work and make money because I am a strong girl. She never told me that having a boy in my life is a horrible thing, but she did teach me not to depend on boys for happiness. That being said, she doesn't steer me away from having crushes on boys, she doesn't think I should be single forever. She just wants me to be able to be independent if I ever needed to be. 

I am so grateful for all my mom has taught me, I can't wait for her to teach me more and more. She has been by my side forever and I am truly blessed to have her. 

Also, last month I entered Lush's Mother's Day contest and it would mean the world to me if you checked out that post. I didn't enter it because I wanted something out of it, although that would be amazing because my mom deserves everything that I will never be able to give her. I enter the contest because I wanted to share how amazing my mom is with the rest of the world. I hope you have a great Mother's Day with your mom or grandma or aunt or your friends. Just celebrate with them all! 

xoxo, Aubrey

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