Lessons from Mom

Today is my mom’s birthday.  My friend’s mother passed away this past Sunday and another friend’s father passed away this past Saturday.  My mother is a breast cancer survivor and knowing we came close to losing her a few years ago makes every birthday more special.

Being overweight is an issue both she and I have dealt with all of our lives.  Here are some of the best lessons in life she ever taught me with regards to my health:

  • All things in moderation.  There were always treats in the house growing up, but we didn’t just eat and eat them whenever we wanted.  
  • Love yourself as you are.  Growing up I was a chubby girl and then teenager and I never once heard my mom tell me I was fat, nor did I hear her ever suggest I needed to go on a diet. 
  • Keep trying.  If I did feel a little overweight and wanted to lose some weight my mom would encourage me as best she could; even if it was the 3rd time in a year I complained about my weight but did nothing about it.  She never suggested I’d failed so many times at weight loss that I should quit trying. 
  • Dress for your figure.  My mom taught me to dress modestly and in a way that flattered my figure, no matter how curvy it was. 
So, to my mom I say, “Thank you, Mom, for your love and example in my life.  I wish you the happiest of birthdays!” 

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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3 Responses to Lessons from Mom

  1. Christine says:

    This so awesome Leah! and Happy Birthday to your mom!!!


  2. Anonymous says:

    I am so blessed to have a loving and kind daughter such as you! Thank you for that. We are also very blessed to know a God who loves us just as we are.


  3. Lori says:

    Happy birthday to your Mom!


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