Mom says she is proud of me

I am an adult.

I am financially stable. I have a family of my own. I exercise even when I don't like it. And I eat healthy foods.

And yet, my Mother knows how to make me feel like a little girl again with such a simple statement, "I am proud of you."

I sent my Mom a link to my podcast on iTunes and she listened and told me she was proud of me. And that is all it took to make my day.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not starving for praise. My husband is crazy supportive and tells me he is proud of me when I deserve it. But, there is something about receiving your parents' approval, something in those five simple words that makes the whole day brighten.

So, I am going to keep that in mind and use those five simple words (I am proud of you) to my son whenever he earns them.

Hey, Mom. I'm proud of you, too. After all, you raised a great daughter.

5 comments:

  1. My father is the same way. He might BE proud but he'll never SAY it. I think we all want our parents to be proud of us, no matter how old we get.

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    1. It's hard when your parent doesn't say - I hope you have lots of supportive people in your lives to let you know you are doing great things!

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  2. Me again! I nominated you for the Sunshine Award! You can find out more here: http://pisforpreschooler.weebly.com/1/post/2013/10/the-sunshine-award.html
    (Congrats!)

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  3. I know, right? Sometimes I feel like half the things I do in life is to make my mom proud. I think for men, it's to make their dad proud. When I write, I think "I hope my mom would like this." I don't think it's a bad thing...unless we're trying to earn love. But I don't think that's what it is. It is a good reminder though to make our kids know that we're proud of them no matter what.

    Carly @ creating-mom.com

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    1. Carly - I agree. A parent's pride can be easy to earn as a child, and harder to earn as we grow up and more is expected of us. So when I hear my mother say it to me now, it means more to me than it did when I was little (although, it was pretty awesome then, too!)

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