Thank You, Mom, For Being Strong Enough to Teach Me to Be Strong by Nicole Etolen | Apr 27, 2016 | Lifestyle | 21 comments Pinterest Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email Pinterest Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email 21 Comments Melissa Lawler on April 27, 2016 at 7:09 pm I raised three kids, went to school full time and worked 3 part time jobs all as a single parent. Strong comes with the territory. Reply Robin Masshole Mommy on April 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm I learned everything I know from my mom. I would be lost without her. Reply Jeanette on April 27, 2016 at 7:23 pm I think mom’s are stronger than we realize! We have a ton to do and still need to be there for our kids and we do it all without flinching! Reply Winona Rogers on April 27, 2016 at 7:43 pm My mom raised us alone growing up! I appreciate everything she did for my brother and I. Being a single mom was not always easy but she somehow made it work. Reply Shauna on April 27, 2016 at 8:12 pm Awe, your mom sounds amazing. I know so many single moms and I really don’t know how they do it. BUt, it sounds like yours had a great support system and because of all of that, was able to raise you to be strong. Thanks for sharing your story with us. Reply Dawn Lopez on April 27, 2016 at 8:31 pm What a great post! You have a great Mom and it sounds like you are a very strong Mom yourself. Having a support system is so important when you find yourself in an overwhelming situation like being a single Mom. Reply Jeanine on April 27, 2016 at 8:49 pm Love this! I feel the same about my mom even though she passed when I was 16 I owe it all to her…. your mom sounds amazing! Reply Kathy on April 27, 2016 at 9:54 pm This is such a wonderful post! Sounds like you have a great mother. I believe that all mothers have to be strong for their children. You sound like you’re doing a great job as well! Reply Nancy @ whispered inspirations on April 27, 2016 at 9:55 pm I love this post! My mom has been my rock, my entire life! Without her there would be no me! Reply Ashley on April 27, 2016 at 11:25 pm I love this!! My mom means the world to me and it sounds like you have a great one as well! Mothers have to be so strong! Parenting is hard work! Reply Meagan on April 27, 2016 at 11:35 pm Love that quote at the beginning! It seriously sums up motherhood perfectly! I’ve never felt so fearful yet strong in my entire life! Reply Janeane Davis on April 27, 2016 at 11:44 pm Children learn more from what they see their parents do than from what they hear their parents say. It is good to be the right example for our children. Reply Jenna Wood on April 28, 2016 at 2:05 am My mom is the inspiration behind my blog, she definitely has inspired me and shaped the person I am today. Thanks for sharing your touching story. Reply Liz Mays on April 28, 2016 at 8:28 am There is certainly nothing wrong with having help. I think it’s good for the parent and good for the kids! Your mom sounds wonderful! Reply Dawn gibson-thigpen on April 28, 2016 at 9:00 am mom’s are stronger than we give them credit for! I know my mom is. Reply Amy Desrosiers on April 28, 2016 at 9:07 am I do feel my mom is so strong. Gosh even as a 47 year old losing her husband, she has displayed her courage and strength. Reply Nicole Etolen on April 30, 2016 at 3:32 pm I’m so sorry to hear about your family’s loss. 🙁 Reply Autumn Reo on April 28, 2016 at 10:35 am Moms are so overlooked so Mother’s Day is a good reminder you should be saying thank you all the time. Most moms don’t need gifts; just recognition they go the extra mile. Reply Lisa Favre on April 28, 2016 at 8:48 pm I adore my mom for all the sacrifices she made in order to give us the best life possible. You wrote a really beautiful post for your mom and I’m sure your appreciation does not go unnoticed. Lisa Favre http://marblecrumbs.com Reply Our Ordinary Life on April 29, 2016 at 6:17 pm I am strong because I determined. Thank you for your beautiful post. Reply Rosie on May 17, 2016 at 1:40 pm #ThankYouMom My mom was crippled at a young age with five children and was told she would never walk again. I was still very little, and I remember my dad carrying my mom from one room to another. Over the period of several years, she went to therapy and and did programs at home, too, and was able to walk again, and go a few places, but had to have a fold up chair with her. She was very determined Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.