Earlier this week, we asked readers and staff to share their a photo of their moms (or at one that reminded them of her) and tell us what the most important and influential lesson she has taught them. We received eight responses, but it’s not too late to share yours. Visit our Facebook or Twitter profiles and share with #MothersDaySA.
Thanks and have a wonderful day.
Top photo: “My mom taught us the futility of comparing ourselves to others, and the value of a good night sleep before making emotional decisions. She’s wise and hilarious. And sort of macabre, but that’s part of her charm. Mostly, she didn’t let her fears for us show, so we felt like the world was ours to conquer.” — Bekah McNeel, Rivard Report writer
“My mother has taught me that hard work will reap great rewards in the soul. She has always reminded me that being a kind person is more important than being a ‘success’ and that life is not something that follows a linear path. She cares about doing things well and for the right reasons. I hope to make her proud. I love you, Jenny Matts.” — Libby Mattingsley, Rivard Report reader.
Be nice to everyone, even if you don’t like them or agree with them. And always let people know you’re thinking of them. I don’t think she ever actually said that, but it’s how she’s always lived. That’s her with my dad and myself, c. 1975. — Cherise Rohr-Allegrini, Rivard Report writer
“The greatest of these is love.” — Don Mathis, Rivard Report writer
“She taught us the importance of a good education. She taught us to be hospitable, well mannered and hard working. She taught us what it truly means to love unconditionally. ?” — Erika Lorena Gonzalez, Rivard Report reader
Mom has taught us a lot of lessons and is still teaching us but I know this lesson is one of her favorites since her mother would say it to her. “Dime con quién andas, y te diré quién eres.” Basically translates to, “Tell me who your friends are and I can tell who you are.” Be mindful of your company as you will start behaving/acting like them. Mom can explain it a heck of a lot better! ? Here is and old photo of us three with my mom complete with late 80s/early 90s glasses and Rachel Briseno Castillo looking gangsta in her Easter hat.” — Sara Briseño Gerrish, Rivard Report reader
“It’s hard to sum up my mom in a few lines. She’s taught me to stick with it, work hard, be humble, kind, and giving; and not worry too much about what the future holds. In all honesty, I’ve never met a stronger woman in my life. Love you mama.” — Rivard Report Assistant Editor Joan Vinson
“My mother taught me to treat everyone with the same respect and patience as I would like to be treated with. She is the definition of the word “selfless” and continues to inspire me every day. Here is a photo of her with her grandson (my nephew).” — Rivard Report Photo Editor Scott Ball
“The most important thing my mom has ever said to me involves some inappropriate language – she was trying to get me snap out of it and start being a better human being in high school. When I moved out, she made me this card that sums it up without the cussing. I love my mom.” — Rivard Report Managing Editor Iris Dimmick