Unintended Lessons

Unintended Lessons

Unintended Lessons
Since my Mother’s passing earlier this year, I find my mind wondering off to my childhood and the unintended lessons my Mother taught me. My mother was nineteen-years-old when I was born. She wanted to go to college but that was not her parent’s expectation for their daughter. So, married two months after graduating high school my Mother became a full- time homemaker who swept the floor every day and washed the curtains in the spring and fall. I was born ten months later. My father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when I was seven and Mother had to become the bread winner of the family.

The Perfect Mom

When I was a young mother and new to the role, I never once thought I would fail. My husband I lived halfway across the country from either of our parents. We were on our own. So, the thought that I might not know what I was doing just could not creep into my mind....