• United States
6 Feb 07
I respect my mom. Now that I am on my own, I see how many sacrifices she has made for me. Even though in my later years I became resentful toward her for some relationship choices she made, I now understand why she made them and was really only resentful because that's the only way I could direct my voice. She's really gonna listen to me about her man if she won't listen to the rest of the family?? In the end she broke free and is so happy now... it's amazing, and I love her for her growth and transition to a happier relationship with a wonderful man. As for my father... I don't know if I could respect him; I don't know him anymore. And just because I don't know him anymore is reason enough for me to believe I shouldn't respect him.
6 Feb 07
I do respect my mother. She has worked all her life and very seldom complains about it. She doesn't have a lot of material things, but this doesn't make a difference to her. She tries to help me if ever I need it and has always been there for me. I do not have any respect for my father as he is just not a very nice man and has done some incredibly mean things in his and my lifetime. He does not deserve my respect.