Strange is the moment when you realize that the words coming out of your mouth sound so familiar to you, like a hazy déjà vu. It may take some time, but you will finally realize that the déjà vu is your own childhood, and those words were most likely delivered from the lips of your parents. My mom used say to say that "parenting is just brainwashing your children to see the way you do." Luckily for me that meant hearing her position on honesty, integrity, compassion, self worth......ya know, what we now call basic values. I remember that she called them 'principles, ethics and scruples.' Mom is well read.
I don't get to see my mom enough because we are separated by some distance, but her words and her views are with me always. I am so very grateful for her brainwashing. It has worked it's magic in some very powerful ways.
This is a card that I mailed to my mom for Mother's Day. She still likes it when I draw her a pretty picture. It makes me smile to know that she will proudly hang it on the fridge or put it on her desk....like she always has.
I love you mom!