Are You My Mother?

May 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm Leave a comment

Although my first speech was simply a reading and consisted of reading a children’s book, it still took a lot to get over the nerves and to get up there and read it without sound scared to death! I chose to read Are You My Mother? In my opinion I couldn’t have picked a better book, simply because of what the book means to me.

When I was younger my mom would read that book to me every night. I honestly don’t think there was a night that she didn’t read it. To me it symbolizes, security, warmth, and love. It makes me think of home and the relationship my mother and I have. Sometimes I would give anything to be home again laying in bed with mom beside me reading that book, being an adult is too hard sometimes! Thankfully my mother and I still have a great relationship, it’s actually stronger now that it has ever been. Partly due to the fact that I am an adult now and she can share her worries and feelings with me. I love having a relationship with my mom that is as open and strong as ours is. Too often kids feel like they can’t talk to their parents. For a girl to grow up without that relationship with their mom is really a shame. My momma has taught me so many things that no one else could have or even tried to. But at the same time, I see the things my mother has gone through and choices she has made and from those mistakes I can say I will never do those things, or I can say yeah, that’s how I’d do it. For that I am so thankful. I love my mommy!!! Haha!

Amanda

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