I’m Forever Grateful For My Mother
Start writing a post

I’m Forever Grateful For My Mother

I don’t regret anything I went without. I am grateful that I learned these lessons.

I’m Forever Grateful For My Mother
Picture Quotes

I grew up in a single-parent household. I had two older sisters, one 5-year difference the other 8-year difference. My mom worked a full-time job to provide for me and my sisters. Many nights we ate crockpot dinners or easy to make food that my older sisters could make. My mom worked in the hotel industry (and still does). Many times I would be picked up from little league softball by another parent on the team and dropped off in at mom’s office to sit in the corner and watch movies and do homework. I learned from a young age what work ethic was.

Side Note: Two years ago, when I was working at my internship, I had the worst allergies I had ever had. Like sore throat and couldn’t breathe out of my nose for two weeks. My Chef at the time was surprised I came to work every day on time. He even asked me once what my mother would say if I compiled about being sick and having to work. I told him, “she would tell me to suck it up and get to work.” He laughed and said, "I love your mom already." (Yeah, I love her too)

Once I was a senior in high school my mom changed jobs to work a Monday-Friday, 9-5 job, with the occasion of a few Saturdays if there was a wedding. Occasionally I would help go to the weddings and help mom get up or even better, I would be the babysitter. There are many families I got to meet through working with my mom, one in particular, who became like an “extended” family that I still love to keep in touch with today and seeing their family grow.

When I started my freshmen year of college my mom got a second job to help pay for my school. The past four years I have tried my best not to be the child who calls their parents because they needed money. I know my mom had many things to worry about other than sending me money so I could go to dinner with my friends or go shopping. If I wanted to do something or wanted something I had to pay for it myself.

I don’t regret anything I went without. I am grateful that I learned these lessons. Many “adults” that I go to school with do not understand this. Sorry, not sorry. Thank you, Mom, for teaching me how to be an independent, hard-working woman.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

How I Celebrate Valentine's Day

Every person, every couple celebrates Valentines in different ways, but there are a few things to keep in mind.

How I Celebrate Valentine's Day

Ah, Valentines Day, a day of excitement for some and heart break for many. There are three kinds of people on Valentine's Day: the ones who make it a big deal, a little deal, and those who are single, but Valentine's Day can be fun for anyone if you have the right spirit in mind.

Keep Reading... Show less
Warner Bros. Television

1. You don't have to feel guilty about flirting with customers for tips (or just for shits and giggles).

2. You can be obnoxiously flirtatious with anyone you want. You are free to be that girl that flirts with everybody and makes 'em all smile (it's especially fun when the guy is as cute as Collin Jost). No shame.

3. Making random men nervous with your superior beauty and intense eye contact just for the hell of it is really amusing and empowering.

4. No one gives two poops if ya legs are hairy (your man shouldn't either but *Kermit the Frog meme* That's none of my business)

Keep Reading... Show less

Black History Month? Try Black History Year

What does Black History Month mean to you?


African Americans have done so much and will forever be remembered for their accomplishments. In my opinion, there is no such thing as Black History Month. All year, we should celebrate the amazing poetry, music, inventions, and accomplishments that has surfaced over the last 100 years. Let's take a look...

Keep Reading... Show less

A TikTok Ban? Nope, That's Not Happening

We've seen this movie before with the popular social media app.


Here we go again. There's a groundswell of support to ban TikTok in the United States.

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Check out what's trending on Odyssey!

writing on a page with a hand holding a pen as if the person is beginning to write something

Looking for some inspiration to kick off your Monday? Check out these articles by our talented team of response writers! From poetry to tips for manifesting your dream life, there's something for everyone.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments