Thursday, April 12, 2012

I must be Growing up.

ten years ago, With two young boy's ages 5 and 4, I remember one day after sufficiently reprimanding them for something, I'm sure they'd done wrong. I looked in the mirror and said what every young mother must do at some point in their young motherhood, I said, "Uhg, you sound just like your mom." I remember thinking that I had planned not to ever sound too, much like my own parents.
Two weeks ago I was sitting on the couch watching general conference when I found myself again gently reprimanding a son. One of those same two.( only now he's almost 14) After my quiet correction I found myself thinking....."I hope I sound like my Mom" That's when I snickered at myself and thought "I must finally be growing up."
I've realized that I am who I am because of my mom's words and teachings. Now, my deepest desires help me to know that her teachings have blessed my life immeasurably and I pray that I can help my children get to a point in their own lives where they stand looking in the mirror and say to themselves " Uhg, I'm starting to sound like my Mom."

It's really not such a bad thing, after all. =)


Jenny said...

Oh you're such a suck up! ;) I'm just teasing. I hope I grown up and am just like mom too!

Adams Family said...

My kids already sound like their mom and I'm not sure I always like it. But I am working on it. I don't mind sounding like your Mom though. She is awesome.

Suz said...

There not a darn thing we can do about it, we WILL grow up to sound like our parents. This can be good or bad. In your case good your mom is awesome.