Mother’s Day Thoughts
I’ve been editing some books filled with stories written by people born mostly in the 1920’s and 30’s. After talking about how poor they were growing up and listing all the chores they did each day; the outhouses, walking a mile or two to school, no shoes in the summers, etc. etc. almost everyone of them would say, “But, we didn’t know we were poor. Our parents taught us values, love for our country and respect for our elders. They made me what I am today and I thank them for it.
One lady wrote about her mother, “she was a fun loving, positive person who left me with multiplied happy memories.”
This tells me that what a lot of parents are “doing for their kids” isn’t really the best for the child. They need to know right from wrong, good from bad, truth from lies. If we can give them that solid foundation we will really have something to celebrate on Mother’s Day.