"Because I said so..."
She taught you to say please and thank you, tie your shoes and maybe washed your mouth out with soap a time or two. But most importantly, she had a big part in who you are today.
At Revel, we are a bunch of mother lovers so, in honor of this Mother’s day, we wanted to give a shout out to our #1 gals and the lessons they taught us throughout our lives.
Those who know me are aware that I wear my thoughts on my face. I got that from Cindy Stage. She also taught me to always be honest, even when it might be the harder choice to make, be kind, make your bed and to always have a bottle of wine on hand. My mom beautifully balanced being a mother and friend and whenever it becomes my turn to fill the mom role, I'll be looking to her to help me figure it all out.
My mom has taught me to always put family first!
It’s not really advice, but my Mom gave me the freedom to be my own person and the confidence to go after my dreams, no matter the odds. She was the wind beneath my wings.
My mom is definitely my go-to for just about everything. I text her with cooking questions, whenever I get sick and about how to get stains out. With three daughters she has also been really helpful coming up with "creative" dating and relationship advice (She once told me "don't be a frolic in the park." Still not sure how I feel about that little nugget of wisdom). But my favorite mom-advice is simple and to the (much-needed) point: "As long as you did your best, then you can't worry about it."
My mom always taught me to be the best version of myself and to work hard at everything I do. She always taught me to treat others with kindness and always reminds me how many blessings I have in my life. This constant reminder is so encouraging to me!
I think my mom has really shaped my outlook on the importance of caring for those around you whenever possible. She has always led by example and I think it's had a big influence on how I approach life.
My mom has taught me so many things in life. I honestly don't know what I would do without her advice and knowledge. One of the most important things she has taught me is to treat people with kindness and respect. My mom is the type of person who gets along with everyone and genuinely cares for people. She has also introduced me to all of the romantic comedy classics like "Steel Magnolias" and "My Best Friend's Wedding." (Huge Julia Roberts fan) She is also THE laundry queen and has passed down these expert skills to me.
Throughout my entire life my mom has always been my rock. She's the one I go to when I need advice, am having a bad day or want to share exciting news with. It's always comforting to hear those words from your mom because you think she has to be right and everything will turn out okay…and it always does. The two main things that stand out though are "Life is hard and then you die" — a phrase that might sound a little harsh at first, but has stuck with me ever since the first time she said it. What that said to me was that for as long as I was willing to try, she was willing to support me. I just had to keep working towards what I wanted and not let the hard parts keep me down. The other thing she always tells me is "Pray about it." Anytime I'm having a hard day or I'm worried about something that is coming up, she just says that I need to pray about it and everything will be alright.
My mom’s slogan:
"Always take a jacket, just in case!" -Sandra Peacock.
She always made sure I was warm, I’m definitely grateful for that.
So here’s to you Mom! We’ll try to take your advice without an eye roll… maybe.