I’ve had 45 years to be a daughter. The oldest of five to be precise, so I’ve been a daughter as long Mom’s been a mother.
With the arrogance of youth, it took me a while to realize how wise my mother is. After all, a child knows all and a parent can’t possibly understand.
As the years marched on, my mother slowly started getting smarter. A revelation of epic proportions for any child. Each principle and skill she taught me, became more and more valuable.
Be kind to others. Lend a hand to those in need without an expectation of return. An honest day’s labor will only make you stronger. Celebrate every victory. The world is a very big place. Canning is a team sport. Green beans are wily devils that hide in plan sight. Family is forever. Books are portals to other places and worlds.
As time marches forward…
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