Love Lessons From Mom
Moms have the best advice. We’ve all heard the saying “Mother knows best.” To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we asked a few of our community members on their favorite love lessons from mom. From self-love to relationship advice, we’re spreading some love this V-Day.
I lost my mom two years ago, and she taught me so much about love when she was here. I took care of her in her final year, and what she taught me was true, deep gratitude. We throw that word around a lot, but I didn’t know what it really meant until the day I was grateful for the small act of putting lotion on her hands. I’m still grateful I was able to care for her.
The Love Lesson I learned from my mom and still plays in my mind today is that the only way to overcome your enemies is to better yourself. This taught me to always focus on being a better version of myself each and everyday without worry of competition or even dwelling on hurt for too long. My mom has always taught me to love myself first and allow nothing that doesn’t serve me to bring me down. She always taught me I was special and to never forget it but to keep working on me.
The most important love lesson I learnt from my mami, May God rest her soul, is that love is a kind action, love is not about how you feel, it is what you do and how you do it. I grew up watching her take care not only of us in our home but our community as a whole. She would cook and have us bring food over to neighbor’s homes whenever there was a need. She was the first to run out in the middle of the night when there was a cry for help. Neighbors would rush their sick children to our home because they knew my mami would be ready to help. That actionable way of loving has been the catalyst of the woman I am today. I fight for my community the same way I would for my own family. Love is a collection of kind actions small and big especially to those who will never be able to repay you. I am my mother’s daughter.
Be generous with your love, but make sure to leave enough for yourself.