You learn the value of independence
You don’t need a man to save you or anyone to take care of you.

You learn the meaning of unconditional love
You saw your mom sacrifice her time, health and youth for you and your siblings.

You learn how to love yourself
You learn how to believe in yourself when everyone is doubting you.

You learn that you can be both strong and soft
Strong mothers are usually very sensitive, they just hide it better.

You learn that it’s not easy being a woman
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

You learn never to look back
You just keep looking forward and let the past redeem itself.

You learn the importance of patience and faith
You learn that God is looking out for you and your struggles, that everything will be OK in the end.

You learn how to create your own happiness
You can still be happy even if you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.

You learn that she still knows more about love than you do
She knows what she is saying; moreover, she doesn’t want to see you get heartbroken.

You learn how to be a good mother
She was leading by example, and whether you know it or not, you are following in her footsteps.

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