Monday, March 25, 2013

Fearless Females - A Supportive Mother

In honor of National Women's History Month, I will be following the blogging prompts from The Accidental Genealogist blog. The prompts are interesting and I am truly enjoying this.  Here is day 25.  

March 25 — Tell how a female ancestor interacted with her children. Was she loving or supportive? A disciplinarian? A bit of both?

My mother, Shirley Hoover Plummer, was not really the disciplinarian, she counted on dad for that.  There were times though when you crossed the line that she could really be tough on you.  

Normally, my mother was very supportive and understanding.  She was the mother that you could go to and talk about things.  

Mom was the one that everyone counted on when anything went wrong.  She made each of her children feel like they were the favorite.  It's funny now when we get together and talk about her everyone loved her very much, but they all have different memories that are important to them.  

I hope that I have been able to carry on the things I was taught about parenting with my children.  Most important is to love them and make them feel special.   It didn't matter what you did, she still loved you.  She would sometimes be disappointed, but that didn't affect how much she loved you.

My mother felt that raising her children in church was very important.  

1 comment:

  1. Such a beautiful tribute to a mother who sacrifices a lot and puts the baby first...Jai ho to all the mothers!

    Great post :)