So I have a daughter who is a little mini-me. There are so many things that we have in common. Besides being the only brown haired, brown eyed beauties in our home, we are both also middle daughters in families with three girls. I loved purple as a girl. She fell in love with purple with no prompting from me. We are both creative types, too. These are just a few things we have in common, but they make me curious about what she will be like at my age.
Will she be outgoing and sanguine like me? Will she like politics? Cooking? Reading? Traveling? Will she struggle with depression like me? Will she, hopefully, be a better mom then me, learning from my mistakes and growing from them?
The other day I looked down at my hands, once again reminded of how they are starting to look like my mothers. I have definitely become more like her as I have grown older. I have taken on some of her good characteristics, some of the not so good and tried to learn from her mistakes too. But the more I look at me, the more honestly, I see my mother.
She has always been a hard working, creative, hospitable person. Someone I would like to emulate in so many ways. Yes, sure she had a few faults, after all she is human. However, I am so proud to call myself her daughter. I am proud to be a mommy-me!
So are you like your mother or father? I would love to hear from you. What is your favorite trait that you have of your parents and have you taken the time lately to tell them how glad you are to have that trait?
(Sidenote: As I was writing this blog post, I saw a our postal worker come to our door. Would you believe that there was a package from my mother to me. Yep, she rocks and tomorrow I will be posting what was in said package)