Whatever I Wanted to Be

May 04, 2022

She disciplined me. She argued with me. She didn’t try to be the “cool” mom. 

She didn’t care about me being well-liked, she cared about me living a life well-lived. She didn’t avoid conflict in the present, because she cared about my future.

She was the most hard-working, convicted, disciplined, forgiving woman I knew.

She always had time to listen — five-year-old-monologues and 15-year-old-despairs. 

I knew I could tell her anything. She always had open arms.

She saw past my faults and failures, and pointed me to the Perfect One.

She told me I could be whatever I wanted to be. 

And I wanted to be like her. 

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