These things have I learned from my mother, buried them deep down within me, so far deep sometimes I have to remind myself to remember the wise words and life lessons

Sometimes I forget them on purpose, not wanting to hold myself accountable to such a good upbringing

But these things have I learned from my mother, buried them deep down within me:

Love well

Give everything even though the risk of hurt is ever present.

Love works hard

It gets up and goes to a job. It takes care of kids. It is not lazy. It consistently strives for better.

Even in love there are consequences for our actions

You can love someone and leave them, teaching them your love is not to be played with.

Love takes you at your best and your worst

People are who they are. If you choose to take them, you take them flaws and all and if they choose to take you, they agree to the same.

Love laughs loudly, so loudly

If we’re not laughing, we’re not friends and certainly not anything beyond that.

These things have I learned from my mother, buried them deep down within me.

Christmas 2017

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY