what do you like best about your mom?

Philippines
April 7, 2007 9:55am CST
My mom died of cancer almost three years ago. Whenever I look back on the years that she was still here with us I always feel grateful that I had her for a mom. We had a lot of differences but we were alike in so many ways as well. She was sometimes vain and I have the tendency to be like that too. She always wanted things clean and I am like that too, maybe she brought me up to be that way. She appears to be a snob to others but once they get to know her they know better. She was very active in her spiritual life and was always ready to help out those who are in need. Her last few days were spent praying. She never lost hope and continued on praying until the end. She had very strong faith and never did it falter even during the hardest times in her battle with cancer. Mom also knew how to enjoy life. She attended parties, went shopping for at least a million times in her lifetime, played with kids and made them cry, and went travelling whenever she had the chance. But most of all, I like how strong a woman she was. I can truly say my mother lived her life to the fullest and I want to have the strength she had so that I may do at least half of what she had done. I want to enjoy life and face every trials with strong faith in God just like the way she did.
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@RLH4871 (163)
• Singapore
7 Apr 07
I am sorry about your mom. I don't have much memories for my mom. My parents were divorced when I was still very young. Most of the time I only see my father and talk to my mom over the phone. It is only recently 4 months back that i moved in and started staying with my mom. My mom is very open minded and she let my brothers and me do anything that we like. She believes we know what is best for us. Most of my friends envy that I can do anything that I like as I have open minded parents. I'm not really sure whether it is for good. But so far I'm happy with my parents and I love them.
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• Australia
7 Apr 07
i really wish i have parents like you.mom dont allow me to do what she thoutht is not comfortable.but i dont hate mom at all.
@SimplyMe (373)
• United States
7 Apr 07
I like the fact that my mother came from a rather poor family, but she had a goal to go to college and become a Kindergarten teacher. Her older sister dropped her off in front of Lucina Hall at Ball State Teacher's College, my mom had $500 and a dream. When her money ran out, she got a job working for the president of the university, and finished up with a teaching degree. She never quit. She is also a very creative person who loves to laugh. I like these things about my mother the best.
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@lynd0n (226)
• Philippines
7 Apr 07
Well, I like the way my mom always thinks of us (me and my brother) before she thinks of herself. Like whenever we have a financial windfall, like a bonus or a raise, she always buys things for us first before things for herself. My brother and I would have new shoes and clothes before she even considered buying new shoes. I also like the way my mother always forgives me, even if i did something terribly wrong. I guess that's a mother's love for you. My mom's still around but i never get to see her that often because she got assigned to another region. I LOVE MY MOM! And I'm not ashamed to say i out loud.
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@usama46 (863)
• Pakistan
7 Apr 07
i like many things about my mom one she loves me very much .
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• India
7 Apr 07
my mom is the best.may god blees her .i luv her very much
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@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
7 Apr 07
I am so sorry for you loss. I lost my mother just this past December and have yet to be able to cope with her being gone. She was my BEST FRIEND. my mothers love was never ending she was there whenever I needed her no matter the time of day or night. I can only hope that I can be half the mother she was. My father passed when I was young so she brought us up alone many days she struggled with lifes problems for a single mother but she always gave us all her love. I will try to fill her sjoes the best I can but it will be difficult God Bless you and yours.
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@mickidmw (992)
• United States
7 Apr 07
So sorry for your loss! I caanot even imagine losing my mother! The best thing about her... She gave me life, she did not have an abortion and she didn't give me away for adoption! I don't think it was ever even an option, but it could have been. I would miss her terribly! She too is very active in her spiritual life and has had the opprotunity to travel to many places. Mom is a pack rat and so are all of us kids! That is the worse thing about her. lol She is fully involved in my life as well as my daughter and grandson (her great grandson!) I praise your mothers continued faith and hope, that helps in so many ways! Again, so sorry for your loss and thank you for the brillinat post! I love the ones that make you really think about real things! Thank you
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• Australia
7 Apr 07
mom have five children and i am the last one.i love mom,but i dont have much time share with her like my brother and sisters.i am still studying faraway from home.i would ilke live with mom when i graduate and get a work.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
7 Apr 07
Well truth be told there isnt a damn thing about my mother that I like..(my adoptive mother...I dont know my biological mother)....Luckily the ONLY thing she ever taught me that was worthwhile is how NOT to be a mother....because of that my kids will never feel about me like I do about her...
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@tjaytiu09 (140)
7 Apr 07
Sory to hear that..... I have a very supportive mother. Even if shes busy in her work, she didn't forget her childrens! I like the most in my mother....is that she always advices me in any thing that results me to become a good person! she is also a very strong woman! one day when our business was down! and the family problems comes to our life....she can even smile it! I love my mother very much!
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• Philippines
8 Apr 07
A mother is a very unique person in this world. If you doesnt have a father, if you have a mom, still you have a complete family, coz a mom wont stop a thing if she doesnt fullfill the needs of her children. like my mom, she do evrything on us just to fill the laps in our family, I like my mom, coz she do multiple role in our family, she is too brave and strong to face all the trials in our family. When my older brother got sick, she doesnt leave us, she is there till the last breath of my older brother. I like to be my mom, for being so brave, loving, and very understanding person. A mom is a mom, that nothing can replece in her role. So if you have a chance to make them feel how much they love them, you must show them the feelings that you want her as there children. Coz as a children role in the family, we must do our part and give back the love they give.
@mikipot (19)
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
my mom had cancer.. she was a lucky one! she survive.. thats when i realize how important she is to me. i love her. everything though sometimes we get into fights i still love her
8 Apr 07
Thanks for sharing your very moving story about your mother.. Something you will always cherish for the rest of your life. sounds like she left a lot for people to live upto. I dont know you or your mother, but by the sound of it she was a rare treasure. My mum! Priase God we still have her, including her own dad is still alive. What I love about my mother is her commitment to love, she has given us a huge example in our lives to love others and to be compassionate at all times. Mum has been and still is a great teacher to both myself and my brother. I just hope that I can continue to give the loving care back to my mother when she might need it the most. Thanks for sharing Lynn-Marie
• Malaysia
8 Apr 07
My mom was a typical traditional chinese woman. She loved her family and could stand all the hardness and challenging to protect her family! But unfortunately she didn't care for her health and had diabetes and hyper tension! I was so regret that I married far and could not visit her often! Now altough I can drive and have the transport to go to my hometown,but....Now I always tell my friends or my youngs that:if you love someone please "don't wait",alwyas be there let your loved one know how much you love her or him!
• India
8 Apr 07
We never learn to be with Unconditional love... that why we suffer... why we can not love some one as he or she is? Why the person need to be mold according to our perspective/need/viewpoint. Why can't we love our parent as they are. Love make us human ...... I never say mom I love you ... I make her feel that I love her always..... Love is so devine so just be with that.It more important for me to love than to get love.Becos when you love you get love......... suraj
@webbyman (183)
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
I'm an only child and she's a single mom. What i like best about my mom is that she is very supportive and understanding, for showing me how to praise and honor our Lord. We are like brother & sister but my respect for her as a mother will always be there.
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
I just love everything about my mom. I stand proud with her being a single parent to us, her 4children, beyond the fact that we're living in a hard moment. We go out happily, we stay in a strong roof, binded with the blessings of God. I'd rather spend quality time with her than spending quality life in a very limited period. I love you mom! Mwah Xoxo
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
I just love everything about my mom. I stand proud with her being a single parent to us, her 4children, beyond the fact that we're living in a hard moment. We go out happily, we stay in a strong roof, binded with the blessings of God. I'd rather spend quality time with her than spending quality life in a very limited period. I love you mom! Mwah Xoxo
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
hmm.. what i like best about my mom is that she's very understanding at me. and she's a good cook. oh, i miss my mom so much.
@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
8 Apr 07
I am sos orry about your mom and the loss that u have experianced. Me and my mom are very close and I would be heartbroken if I lost her. My mom is the most understanding woman ever - and she is always very fair. She is always there for me and my brothers... My mom is my rock in life!