a daughter before, a mother now

Philippines
September 6, 2007 4:45am CST
life is very much different when you become a mother and have children of your own. i remember when I was growing up and my relationship with my parent. We used to not get along with every thing, I seldom talk to them about my situation, it seems that just don't understand me. But now that I am a mother myself, I think of what will my relationship with my children when they grow up. and now I understand more my parents and their actions when I was young and I begin to appreciate them for what they've done. I regretted that I did not have a very good relationship with them, and not being open with them. Now I have a family of my own and not living with them anymore, I wish I could return back time and make the most of my relationship with my parents. I just hope I would be a good parents to my children like my parents was to me. What were the things you appreciate now with your parents now that you are a parent as well?
2 responses
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
My parents value for education. I hate studying when I was younger. Now as a mother, I buy all kinds of children's books to emphasize learning to my kids.
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
that is such a great way to compensate things we failed to do in the past. thanks for posting.
@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
11 Sep 07
my father passed away when I was 8 so it was just my mom and I really apprecaite the fact that she was able to keep it all together and provide a life for my sister and I. growing up I didnt understand how hard she worked just to keep a roof over us and clothes on our backs, many days we didnt have much but she made it all work out and give love at the samr time. she taught us that family was the first most important thing after God.and to always be there for them. My mother is gone now and I always just wish I had one more day with her.
• Philippines
11 Sep 07
that is so touching. one of the most regretful thing about human is we never realize how important a person is to us until they are gone and it is too late already. Nevertheless, knowing that your heart now, for sure your mother is happy where ever she is that you wish to be with her even for one more day. thanks.