|Grandma helping our little guy on his path|
My mother also gave me an amazing gift when I was growing up - the freedom to pursue my own path. My mother (and father, he's great too) never pushed me to pursue her goals. She always encouraged my own interests: enrolling me in the art classes I wanted, taking me to soccer practice which I loved, even letting me choose to go to an all Arts college when the time came. My mother never hounded me about homework or what extra curricular activities I was going to choose, instead she would ask about my life and let me share what I was interested in. Even when I got a D in Latin because I figured it was a dead language and why bother learning it, she didn't get mad she simply asked what language I would rather study and told me to pursue that instead (which solved the D - always got A's in Spanish and still use it to this day). I also believe that without my mother I would not have had the confidence to start my own business and pursue a dream. She is my biggest cheerleader in this whole venture and when told me the other night how proud she was of how I have realized my vision it was one of the my best moments yet.
So this week I wanted to say thank you to my mother for helping me keep sanity in my life and allowing me the freedom to pursue my own path - there is no other! Without her my growing empire would not be possible.
How about you - what makes your mother equal to no other?
I would love to hear your stories!