Sunday, February 8, 2009

Journal entry 183--Gift

What's the greatest gift your mother gave you?

My mother taught me how to be self reliant. Now whether she purposely meant or not, I learned how to care for myself at a young age. After my father left, my mother sort of shut down and my sister, brother and I kind of raised ourselves. I learned to cook at a young age, make my own decisions and go for what I wanted or needed without anyone's help. I learned that if you want something you can only trust yourself to get it. I've since learned to rely on others and trust others. It's been a long process but I think my life is much better. I can't say that I liked the way I grew up, but it certainly taught me to care for myself.

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