The only time she told us a lie was to make us feel good whenever we were sad.
The worst thing to my mother was seeing us sad and she would do whatever was in her power to see us happy again.
She had to work her way up, through sheer will and hard work.
Not only that, she had to balance between working and raising a family.
Rarely does she get into altercations and if she does, it means that she has really been offended and the person responsible will get a piece of her mind. Even if she is angered, she is mature enough to control her tongue.
Because, as she always reminds us, words hurt people and once released they can never be swallowed back. This generosity is not just expended to her children, she extends a helping hand to anyone who needs it.
Coming from a humble background, she understands what it feels like to go hungry and she will do anything to assist everyone, including strangers.
Although she will probably be offended that I revealed this, but my mother organizes meals for the less fortunate during Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays. Like I mentioned earlier, my mum didn’t come from a well to do family.
Be sure to perform self-care and build relationships with supportive people who can be there for you so you can be there for your children.
Instead of pushing them, help them study and offer new perspectives on the subject they struggle with.