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Happy Mother’s Day: Giving Back to Mom

posted by Linda Mintle

Even though my mom is no longer with me, I will miss her this Mother’s Day! This is a picture of us celebrating years ago. And while my mother-daughter relationship was not perfect, there was so much she gave me that has helped me become the person I am today.

I thought it would be great if we could acknowledge the good things we got from our moms this Mother’s Day. Sometimes, we  focus on the negatives and problems in the mother-child relationship and fail to acknowledge the good things passed on to us.

Mothers teach us how to be intimate, to deal with conflict, how to feel about our bodies, how to cope, walk out our faith, and so much more.

As a tribute to mom, name one positive thing your mom gave you that you appreciate.

I’ll begin. My mom gave me…

A sense of independence

A model of equal partnership with my father

Faith and a Christian upbringing

Common sense

A role model for balancing business and family

People skills

Those are just a few of the things I can quickly recall.

What are you grateful for when it comes to your mom? Let’s start posting!

 

For help with Mother-Daughter relationships, check out my book, I Love My Mother But…

“This book is not just for women who have broken or damaged relationships with their mothers. I am fortunate to be able to say “I love my mother.” No but! And still this book is a great resource on how to improve this intimate, foundational relationship in every person’s life. Every relationship can be improved by conscious effort to understand and honor the other person. Dr. Mintle tells great stories and gives concrete ideas on just how to do that with your mother.”

 



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