Happy Mother’s Day: The Greatest Lessons My Mother Has Ever Taught Me!

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Photo | *taken at the Zulu Brunch 2014

As you all may know today is Mother’s Day! The day created to celebrate the ladies in your life whom have played an important role in your upbringing, and the women in your life who you love and respect as mothers. I’ve always felt that when it came to the parents department, I am truly blessed. I have a mom who is not only a beautiful mother but a wonderful friend. Words can not begin to describe how grateful I am to have such an admirable mom.

When I first started writing this post I had an idea to do an open letter to my mom about how much I love her, but as I began to type I realized I couldn’t get through it without crying all over my laptop. So instead I’ve decided to make a list of the top 10 greatest things my mother has ever taught me. I hope you all enjoy it!

1. “Give everything to God, and leave it there.”

2. “If you follow rule #1 everything else in life will be simple.”

3. “Crying doesn’t mean your weak, it’s just means you’re healing your soul.”

4. “Trust your intuition, it will NEVER lead you wrong.”

5. “Never judge someone, you don’t know their story.”

6. “You don’t like something about yourself, change it, if it can’t be changed embrace it.”

7. “All the makeup in the world will never make a person who has ugly insides pretty.”

8. “Who says you can only do one thing in life?”

9. “Sometimes you just have to handle people with a “long-handled” spoon.” (Look it up people.)

10. “I didn’t name you Deveney so you can be like everyone else in the world.”

I appreciate my mom so much for all of the incredible lessons I’ve learned from her. Everyday she inspires me to be a better human being. I pray one day I can be everything to my kids that she is to me.

What things have you learned from the women you will be celebrating this Mother’s Day? Be sure you tell them just how much they have influenced your life.

Wishing all of the beautiful moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day!
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8 Responses to Happy Mother’s Day: The Greatest Lessons My Mother Has Ever Taught Me!

  1. Alethea Childers says:

    Great Job!! Those are some of the same sentiments my mom gave me. Continue to allow them to shape the person you are and will become.
    Much Love

  2. Deborah says:

    My mom always told me try and try again, nothing beats a failure but a try. She also instilled in me that “God” is able because he is. She taught me a lot, she was a strong women and I carry her in my heart. ” Happy Mother’s Day Mama”.

    • Dev says:

      Yes Tee Debbie!! Maw maw taught you all so well! I’m so glad you all were able to pass those beautiful values down to us!

  3. Deborah says:

    Hey’ Deb you are so right about my big sis that sounds just like her’ you are a good daughter.

  4. ariel mcgruder says:

    yes dev i love it! i agree with each one of those inspirational life lessons, so grateful for parents to lead us through this crazy thing called life!good job!

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