Lessons From My Mother

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Lessons From My Mother

This morning, I drove with my girls to a local fast food place so I could get a fountain Coke. It’s something I do every day. I don’t drink coffee (or tea) so I get my caffeine from my one large Coke a day. (A habit I struggle to break.) As usual, I placed my order then pulled up to the window. After a brief conversation with the worker (yes, I know her name because I’m a “regular”), I wished her a good day and drove away. From the back, my oldest asked me, “Mommy, why do you always tell

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My Mom

My Mom

This morning I was thinking about the relationship I’ve had with my mom and how it has progressed over time. One thing I’ve always known is that my mom loves me and wants the best for me. I was raised by a wonderful, loving mother! She would sacrifice anything for my sister and me, if needed, because she always put our needs (not wants, mind you) first. When I was little, I remember thinking she was likely the best mom ever in the world. I wanted to grow up to be like her.   Until I was 10, my mom

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