I could never understand how she did it all by herself; however, she managed to keep her family together. To her, family was the most important thing in her life, and that’s why my mother is very important to me. With my mother coming from a very religious family, she became a very religious woman, and made sure that her children knew God as well. I can remember back when I was a little girl, my mother made us attend all church activities. Not only did we go to church services, we also attended Sunday school, Bible school, Bible study, and Revivals.
For the past six years she had battled breast cancer, an example of fortitude for all who had known her. Since our families were so close, I had seen how this woman had given herself completely to her children. I cried as I heard her children's grateful testimonies for such a wonderful, self-giving mother. As I watched this display of love for a mother so similar to mine, I thought how lucky I was to have my mother alive and well. Reflecting on my life, I realized that in many ways my values are the same as hers.
We haven't fought over anything and I've known her since I was basically a baby. She's the first person I'd go to if I ever needed advice and she's got me through so much made me stronger. I would hate to lose her. It's never a dull moment when we hang out, I could basically call her my
The first thing I admire the most of my mom is her ability to love. My mom is the most caring person I know. She is always there for someone who is need of any type of help. Also she can never stay mad for so long at my sisters and I even when we deserve it. She has always been there for me in the most difficult situations I have overcome in my life.
While reading the novel My Sister’s Keeper it took me back to the year my mom died, just like Kate she too needed a kidney but wasn’t as fortunate to live long enough for it to happen. More depth into the book I began to put myself in all of the characters shoes, Kate and Anna were both brave. Anna was brave because she kept undergoing surgery for her sister donating stem cells, bone marrow, and blood which were all not easily done. Kate is also brave because she never once complained; she loved her sister more than herself and she already knew her fate was decided. ”My sister’s the one who’s always had to imagine life without me”.
When asked to identify the person who has had the most significant influence in my life, the most obvious choice is my mom. She has been my teacher, counselor, role model, and friend for the past 19 years. For me, she has become a source of inspiration and a constant reminder of what true love really means. The characteristic of my mother are none of what are different from any that I have seen in other people. The moment I perceived that I was listening attentively and helping people out in many ways, and taking responsibility for things, I realized that I was following the example of my mother.
She has overcome numerous obstacles and hardships in her life to become one of the most successful, respected and trusted women in recent history. When Oprah made the statement that “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity”, I believe she is speaking from a place of experience and observation, and I believe her words to be absolute truth. In my adult life I have decided to further my education and prepare myself to be a better nurse as well as a better role model to my children. While completing nursing school I made the difficult choice to continue full time employment in the medical field while raising three small children. While my road to RN was a challenging one, when I completed my goal I was able to instantly transfer into the position of telemetry nurse at the local hospital.
Most importantly, through my grandmother’s love of knowing and discovering, she showed me the importance of the mind and the power it gives to us. I am also inspired by my grandmother’s love for volunteering and bringing happiness to the unfortunate. When I was four years old my grandmother first took me to Wrentham Developmental Center to spend time with mentally and physically disabled residents. She introduced me to so many people that have helped shaped who I am. The resident my grandmother spent the most time with was a woman wheel chair bound with cerebral palsy named Nancy.
Like Horney, she also emphasized the importance of parent-child relationships. (Nevid, 2013). She has never been harsher towards her daughter in any way. She always has been there for her no matter how tough things may get for her being a single mother without help. She managed and overcame the barriers that tried to get in her way to stop.
Racheal Ray English 1301 February 12, 2011 My Mother On a day to day basis, we are influenced by something, or someone that has a lasting effect in our lives. The fondest memories of my life have all been influenced by family members. To my belief, my mother “Mary Alice Hendrix” is one of the most influential. I am the person and mother I am today cause of her. When I describe my mother, there is nothing critical about it; it is all admiration.