Saturday, May 07, 2011

Mom's Words of Wisdom

Before Dusty and I got married, I remember talking to my mom at one point about married life and other various things. One thing I remember her saying is "Don't expect anything and you'll never be disappointed." Now, you might be thinking that's a really negative way to look at things. BUT, don't think that. That's not how she meant it, and that's not how I took it. What she meant was that instead of focusing on how things didn't go the way you thought they would, just don't have any expectations to begin with of how you think things should be. Sometimes, that's hard for me to remember - I still find myself expecting a weekend to go a certain way, or a holiday, or even just chores around the house. But, when I remember those words it really helps me put things in perspective - I'm really blessed to have a husband who's attentive to me, a wonderful father, and always willing to help around the house. It's the times that I forget those words of my mom's that I start to feel a teeny bit (sometimes more) sorry for myself. I think it's great advice not just in marriage, but in all aspects of life.

Anyway, I thought others might benefit from those sage words from my mom. Becoming a mom myself really put things in perspective as to how great of a job she (and my dad, of course) did with me and my 5 siblings. I don't think there has been a day since I became a mom when I didn't feel inadequate at some point during the day; some days are definitely worse than others . . . that's usually when I call my mom and she reassures me in the way that only a mom can. It amazes me that she was able to do it with 6 kids and stilll be sane. :) I'm beyond grateful to have such a wonderful mom who works hard each and every day and strives to set a good, Christian example for her kids. Thanks, Mom!


  1. Your mom is the most amazing woman I know. We are all truly blessed to know her. She has a pretty terrific family too. :) God bless you Amanda!

  2. Very sweet post. I love your mom's advice. It sort of relates back to control. I find that when I give control up to a higher power and just let life happen as it happens, I am much happier and at ease. Much love to you and your family! Happy mother's day!