The Best Thing My Mother Gave Me

We’ve just celebrated another Mother’s Day. Like me, you probably spent some time reflecting on your Mum, whether she is alive or a memory.

What was the best thing your mother gave to you?

I’m going to answer my own question.  My mother gave me the love of reading. She does not have a degree. She was compelled to leave home very young to help support her large family therefore halting her education. She did not come from a family of readers. She had found escape, learning, and fun in reading and wanted her children to find it too.

One of my earliest memories, before kindergarten, is going to the library with my mother. I learned that books were friends ,treated with respect, and returned on time. My mother read to me at bedtime and, when I learned to read, I would read to her.

Today, her eyes do not allow reading. She has lost one of her greatest joys. A joy that she passed on to me and my sisters.

What was the best thing your mother gave to you?

What do you want to give to your children?

Share.

Love you Mum.

About etiquetteottawa

Founder and Owner of the Protocol School Of Ottawa
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2 Responses to The Best Thing My Mother Gave Me

  1. karenhickman says:

    What alovely post, Suzanne. Some of my fondest memories of my mother are wrapped around books too.

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