A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. - Irish Proverb
A man shares a special bond with his mother. She is the first woman he loved and the one all other women are measured against.
My mother was the biggest influence in my life. She taught me many lessons about perseverance, hard work, leadership, faith, and serving others. I would not be the man I am today without the lessons that my mother instilled in me. More importantly, I wouldn’t be the dedicated dad that I strive to be. I learned how to be a parent by watching my mother. She wasn’t always perfect, but she did the best that she could to keep me out of trouble and teach me right from wrong. Although things weren’t always easy for our family, my mother managed to shepherd my sister and me into adulthood.
Throughout my life, I always knew I could count on my mother. She listened to me when I needed to talk, nurtured me when I was hurting, and encouraged me with uplifting words. In addition, she taught me the importance of patience, compassion, and making your family a priority by spending time with them.
But my mom wasn’t the only one who taught her son valuable parenting lessons. I talked to a group of fathers who shared some parenting lessons they learned from their mothers.