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Listen To Your Mother

Posted by iusbvision on September 12, 2007

Ladies, let me tell you something. Listen to your mother. She says to you that you shouldn’t get married until you are ready. She tells you not to date this person or that person. She tells you not to move out on your own until you have to.

Essentially, it sounds like Mom just wants you to live under her roof until she is dead and gone. She wants you not to have a social life, and if you do, don’t let it be anything to serious. Let your social life be something that you can come home and forget about. Don’t worry about those boys. They don’t stick around for very long.

That’s not what she wants. She wants to save you and protect you from yourself and anything that might come out of your behaviors. I say this because mothers are normally right. They have been there and done that. They know everything you have done or will do, because, yes, they did it too. They just want to protect you.

I’m not trying to preach to you about listening to your mothers. I’m not trying to convince you that you have to agree with everything or anything they say. Rather, just listen to them.

This is something that has really hit home for me over the last few months. In April, you would have found me involved in Student Government, volunteering across the county, taking a full course load, working, etc… I could go on and on.

My mother reminded me that I needed to take a breather every once in a while or I was going to have some kind of melt-down. I wish I had listened to her then. It might have saved me some sanity. See, I ended up almost landing in the hospital because of the sheer amount of stress I had caused myself. It wasn’t until I got to that point that I even listened to my mother about slowing down. Yes, I am still very much active in most of the things I was then, but I don’t say yes to every task that I am handed. My mother’s advice might have saved me a lot of heart ache and grief.

So do yourself a favor. Listen to your mother, father, family and friends. They might save your life.     

Misty Perrin

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