Happy Mother's day to me!
My son and daughter are both home from college for the summer. I am so glad to have everyone home, and back under the same roof one more time!
Someone once pulled me aside and told me that I was too hard on my children...
I took my job seriously as a mother while they were growing up. Yes, my expectations were high. Yes, I punished them when they were little. No! I said it a lot! Mixed all of that with unending hugs and kisses. Tried hard to model a strong work ethic. I believed that I only had a short time to teach them how to be a responsible, and respected individual.
Today I see two young adults that are happy, confident in their own skin, ambitious, respected by their peers and professors, and have a strong sense of family.
So, to that person who made that comment so many years ago, thank you! That was the best compliment anyone could have ever given me!