Saturday, October 13, 2012

I strive

I came home from school in a state one day. I was livid at a petty wrong that had been done to me. Triumphant on how I had dealt with it in the way only a headstrong teenager can. The moment my mother got home, I started venting. How I vented! I cried, I yelled, I cried some more. She patiently heard me through, let me sob on her shoulders.
And when I was calm, and able to deal with it, she told me exactly what mistakes she thought I had made.
I strive to be a mother like that. 

"If you can rely on someone who is going to love you no matter what you do, I think that is pretty empowering."
~ Teri Johnson, mother of US gymnast Shawn Johnson
This is the fourth year that I am going to be a part of NaBloWriM. The Plan is to elaborate (in 100 words) on a quote that touched my heart- let's see how far this takes me. If I can tie it in with the writing prompt, so much the better!


Chuck said...

More kids need a mother who will just listen before reacting.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Such a beautiful and touching photo!

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - You already are a mother like that.


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