Things my mom taught me  

rm_gerson42 53M
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5/13/2006 10:47 pm

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Things my mom taught me

Men are what their mothers made them. Emerson

To celebrate Mother’s Day, I feel compelled to share some of the teachings of my mother. Some of which I have always carried with me and have suited me well and others which somewhere along the way, I lost sight of, but have regained. My Mother was not perfect but she always did the best she knew how. I’m sure that some of you have similar lessons under your belt. If not, share mine.

One great lesson was to strive for balance. Balance your food (just because it is there, doesn’t mean you have to eat it), balance your words and thoughts (just because it crosses your mind, doesn’t mean you have to say it), balance your work and play (work as hard as you play, play as hard as you work) and rest your body (tomorrow’s problems are best handled by a night of rest).

Another lesson was discipline of self. How to set goals, set a path to the goal, avoid or conquer obstacles in the way and have the patience to wait for and earn the result.

My mom had expectations. Homework would be completed and done to the best of my ability. I would be expected to practice the piano but not required to be Chopin or Mozart. I did have chores to do and they would be done before I played. It was acceptable to want things, but I had to figure out how to get them and then she would help me after I had begun.

My mom taught me how to behave in society and how to treat women. She constantly taught me when we went out. Opening doors, walking on the street side of the curb, pulling out chairs, offering one's seat and many others. The lessons taught so well they became second nature.

My mom taught me to remember that I am more than what I look like or what I wear. I am a thinking, creative, alive expression of God’s best idea. She taught me to dream big and always believed that I could do anything. (And if she didn’t, she never told me.)

Mom said to laugh a lot and enjoy the wonder of the day. Never go to sleep without learning three new things. And she encouraged me to laugh at myself – to enjoy the trials and errors of life as I grew and matured.

She encouraged me to live boldly. I learned to not fear the possibilities of tomorrow and to look forward with excitement to the unexpected.

Most importantly to me, my mother didn't always like what I did, but she always loved me.

rm_LoyalCumpany 47M
3204 posts
5/13/2006 11:58 pm

Great post. Mom's are good. We should all celebrate our mom's. Never know when they're going to be gone.

I am JoJo the Circus Boy!

rm_gerson42 replies on 5/14/2006 8:41 am:
Every day should be Mom's day.

LustyTaurus 50M
21253 posts
5/14/2006 12:08 am

She sounds like a great lady gerson...


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/14/2006 8:42 am:
She was and is, I need to go call her.

absolutelynormal 57F
6563 posts
5/14/2006 12:30 am

Nice post

rm_gerson42 replies on 5/14/2006 8:43 am:
Thank you Mac. Just want you to know, that I know, a mothers job is never done.

Seriously_Real 49M

5/14/2006 4:40 am

Your mom did right by you. I am certain she's proud of you now. Happy Mother's Day.


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/14/2006 8:44 am:
If she's not, she keeps it to herself.

wickedeasy 68F  
31332 posts
5/14/2006 5:58 am

if my son writes anything like this about me in the future, i will know i did my job well

send it to her - it will make her day

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

rm_gerson42 replies on 5/14/2006 8:45 am:
Thanks Wicked. Sound like a very good idea. I may leave out the little detail about original publication being on a.f.f. part.

rm_PurryKitty2 49M/51F
9753 posts
5/14/2006 6:48 am

Nice post!!

Purry {=}


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/14/2006 8:49 am:
Thanks Purry. Enjoy seeing your face around my blog. Does that say 5712 posts below your pic? I think you may need to read the post below also.


5/14/2006 6:53 am

Your Mother certainly IS a great lady and she taught you how to treat one and become a gentleman. Class all the way and lovely tribute! You and your mother. Hope you both have a great day! {=}

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

rm_gerson42 replies on 5/14/2006 8:52 am:
I think what you say is important. To rephrase and reflect back, parents cannot control the details and paths of our lives, but they can equip us with the equipment necessary to navigate them.

bipolybabe 56F

5/14/2006 7:33 am

Knowing what I do of your character, your mother well deserves the accolades. I read recently that women are charged with raising our sons into the men we would marry (if they weren't half our age and our offspring, of course).

I find that parenting is my personal greatest challenge, the thing that makes me stretch more than any other endeavor. Here's why. I want to raise my children to be open, expressive, free-thinking and still responsible. I want to give them age-appropriate amounts of independence and information about being an adult without sacrificing their childhood. I'd like my kids to be kids as long as possible, not losing their innocence until it is time.

Sometimes I err on the side of telling them too much about the way the world works, sometimes I overprotect them. Balance is key, just as your mother taught you.

Thank you for sharing what you learned from Mom.


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rm_gerson42 replies on 5/14/2006 9:38 am:
Our children will make their own decisions in life. We can only hope that we make the journy a little easier.

Kaliedascope61 43M
4084 posts
5/14/2006 7:36 am

Your mother sounds a lot like mine.

I think it's easy to tell which men had a strong mother in there lives and those who did not.

I wouldn't be half the man I am with out her guidence, discipline and love in everything that I do.

Sorry I havn't been to your blog sooner, you got some great stuff in here.

rm_gerson42 replies on 5/14/2006 8:54 am:
Mothers run deep inside us. Glad you found my blog, same as I found yours. Traveling the roads of Blogville

southrnpeach333 52F

5/14/2006 7:50 am

Looks like a job well done. At that is the greastest teacher of all. Great post.

rm_gerson42 replies on 5/14/2006 8:55 am:
If I just had paid more attention during the sex talks. Dammit man.

southrnpeach333 52F

5/14/2006 10:06 am

If I just had paid more attention during the sex talks. Dammit man.

Did you just call me a man!?! Yes, you should have paid more attention!

rm_gerson42 replies on 5/14/2006 10:56 am:
Help! That was a saying. I think I've ruined a perfectly good comment from you.
My apologies if that came across poorly.

TabithaElectra79 39F

5/14/2006 10:57 am

"my mother didn't always like what I did, but she always loved me." ~ This is like looking into a mirror for me, it is so true.

I also agree with wickedeasy about sending it to her

Great post!

rm_gerson42 replies on 5/14/2006 11:12 am:
True, I'm sure, for a lot of us. Will send it to her now.
Is it my imagination, or does the circles' diameter become smaller?

HBowt2 60F

5/14/2006 3:26 pm

hope my kids feel half this about me.....

rm_gerson42 replies on 5/15/2006 7:45 am:
I bet they do. Happy belated Mothers Day.

southrnpeach333 52F

5/14/2006 5:59 pm

Help! That was a saying. I think I've ruined a perfectly good comment from you. My apologies if that came across poorly.

I know, I was only teasing you.....

rm_gerson42 replies on 5/15/2006 7:45 am:
Phew, just checkin.

FeistySyn 53F

5/14/2006 8:34 pm

Wonderful post... brought tears to my eyes, thank you... I miss my Mom very much (she passed away 6 years ago). Unfortunately, I think a lot of people don't really appreciate their parents when they have them. I hope your Mom knows how much she means to you.

Apparently the depth of depravity here is bottomless... don't you feel right at home?

rm_gerson42 replies on 5/15/2006 7:49 am:
Sometimes the words we read here fit alot of us. My desire over the years has changed and now I want people to know what I really think which can only be achieved if I'm in touch with it. Sorry about your Mom, I'm sure she is still with you. Ger

TheRealThing655 49F
9558 posts
5/15/2006 2:18 pm

That's a wonderful tribute your your mom. She must be very proud to have a son like you. I would be so proud if my sons wrote that about me someday...if I don't screw up too much!!
Thanks for sharing that wonderful post.

rm_gerson42 replies on 5/19/2006 10:47 am:
Sorry RealThing, I thought that I had replied to your comment already.
If she's not proud, she doesn't say so. I felt and feel loved, what more can I ask for?

(Princess Lips)

5/19/2006 7:17 am

Men are what their mothers made them. Emerson

Dad threw a few genes in that pool too


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/19/2006 10:48 am:
Dads, sperm donors and nothing more.

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