“What’s up Doc?” my mom often says as she answers the phone when I call. But…it never gets old.
It never gets old because…
It reminds me of the hard work and dedication I put forth to achieve my goal.
It reminds me of the example I set for my girls.
It reminds me of how much my girls learned by silently observing.
It reminds me that my parents tended to family obligations, skipping the thought of higher education for themselves.
It reminds me that even though my parents did not earn a degree, they impressed upon me the value of education.
It reminds me that I will never know what my parents gave up to ensure I had an education.
It reminds me that my mom was always so supportive, even when it wasn’t warranted.
It reminds me that my dad always pushed for more, it was never good enough.
It reminds me that I wouldn’t be who I am today without a good foundation.
It reminds me that my parents being proud of me is important to me and to them, even at my age.
It reminds me that if I provide a good foundation, my girls will hopefully flourish.
It reminds me that I “support” more like my dad, but I need to add more of my mom.
It reminds me that I don’t have to be a perfect mom (and God knows I’m not even close), but be loving and forgiving.
It reminds me that my girls are not clay to mold, but dough that will take it’s own shape.
It reminds me that I am damn lucky to have such an amazing family. We aren’t perfect, but boy are we blessed!