songs my mother taught me
My dear mother has taught me numerous life lessons. I am so thankful to have a mother who is involved in my life and who cares about my interests and thoughts. I know there are people who do not have the same experience, and I am definitely privileged in that sense.
My mom taught me how to practise my violin, and how to not give up. She taught me how to do auditions and that if you make mistakes or mess up that its not the end of the world. She drove me to every choir, violin, theatre, and sports activity without complaining. (Even when I was a super grumpy pants).
My mom taught me how to put others first and to not be concerned with being the best. She always puts her whole self into projects and doesn't always get the recognition she deserves.
My mom taught me how to be open to new ideas and not to discriminate against people who were different from me. I've seen my mom challenge herself to learn about differences and to be open to people who don't think the same way she does.
My mom stood up for me many times when I didn't know how to stand up for myself, and has also taught me how to speak my mind in a way that doesn't put others down. I will forever be grateful for her example in my life and how she cares for others without asking anything in return.
Thank you for everything you have done for me Mom, and I hope I can mother the way you do when it is my turn.