10 Ways My Mom Has Inspired Me And The Lessons She Has Taught Me…

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Growing up my mom always meant a lot to me.

She was the one that always knew what I was thinking before I could even say it. She was the one that always had my back. Of course she expected only the best from me and often she got it because I wanted to make her proud. And then, once I had children of my own I really started to realize just how much she has inspired me in my own life as a mom, wife and friend.

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My mom taught me many lessons with the way that she lived (and continues to live) her life. Here are the 10 ways my mom has inspired me through her lessons:

  1. Stand up for what you believe in no matter what the cost. Boy have I learned that what is right is not always what is easiest. From an early age she has taught me to stand up for what I believed in and for what was right. She led by example and made other people’s lives better.
  2. Be strong, especially in tough times. Your true strength will be tested. Never let anything get you down. She is one of the strongest people I know and I strive to be as strong as she is.
  3. Patience is the difference in your dreams coming true or not. Keep working hard and hang in there… I saw her work for years on projects and I learned that patience is what kept her going to reach success.
  4. It’s okay to put your family first. Your career will always be there. Your children’s childhood won’t. She was always there for us and never missed any moments of our childhood. I finally understand why as a mother myself. The joy is just as much for the mother as it is for the child when you are there for important times.
  5. You can be anything you want to, just not all at the same time. Prioritize and spend the time and energy where it counts. I saw her be and do all she wanted to… but not at the same time. As we kids got older she added more to her life that brought her joy, but she always made sure there was plenty of time for us too!
  6. Hard work does pay off. Nobody worked harder than my mom. She still works hard and she has accomplished everything she ever dreamed of!
  7. There is a solution for every problem. She said “never complain about a problem you aren’t willing to be a part of the solution for.” She taught me how to problem solve like an expert by watching her.
  8. Do your best. She taught me to do my best because no matter what the outcome was as long as I did my best I could be proud of myself.
  9. Never pass up the opportunity to say “I love you”. She must have said it 10 times a day to us. She showed us love just as much as she said it, but it still feels good to hear it!
  10. Push yourself out of your comfort zone, that is where your dreams will come true. She was constantly pushing us to be better and to experience new things. She did it herself and watching her stretch her limits has always encouraged me!

This Mother’s Day “put your heart to paper” with a Hallmark card for your mom to show her how much you love her!

How has your mom inspired you?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • Beautiful photos! I love how your mother has inspired you and how you share the same inspiration with your own children.

  • Your mom sounds like a lovely lady! You and her clearly have an amazing relationship!

  • Moms really are the greatest. If it weren’t for my mom, I don’t know where I’d be, but it certainly wouldn’t be where I am now!

  • I’m so lucky to still have my mom in my life and I love to spoil her when I can. She loves Hallmark cards and they always have something that says what I want to. Your mom sounds as amazing as my mom, you’ve been blessed.

  • My mom was such a big influence on my life. She taught me all about love, laughter, dignity, and how to be a great mom!

  • Hallmark has the best cards to relay the sentiment we are searching for a way to say. Great list of ways your Mom has inspired you. I especially like #7 because it is so true and a lesson I’m still sharing with my own daughters.

  • I miss my Mom!! I could always go to her and she would listen to my fears, problems… whatever. She would listen. For those of you who still have your Mothers with you… cherish every minute with them.

  • Awwwww what a beyond cute post!!!! Your mommy sounds like such a great person :):) my mommy is a great person as well 🙂

  • Oh, how sweet! My mom is such an inspiration to me, too and taught me those very same values. I wish I lived closer to my mom so we could spend more quality time together. Talking on the phone is good, but it’s not the same thing as being there with her.

  • This is really sweet! Your mom taught you some very valuable lessons. I hope I’ve been teaching my kids great lessons too.

  • Your mother is a wise woman- my blog is pretty much dedicated to my mom; never under value the worth of her words! I think I love the tip about being whatever you want, just not all at once, the most!

  • This is such a wonderful post. My Mom taught me to be strong and that i can do anything i put my mind to.

  • What a beautiful post. My mom sadly passed away just after I turned 16. But, before that she had taught me how to be honest, true, compassionate and most of all be me, regardless of what anyone else thinks or says. She did a lot for me in those 16 years!

  • Your mom sounds great! My mom has inspired me in a lot of ways. She was a great businesswoman and she taught me that I could succeed if I worked really hard at it!

  • One of the most heartfelt tributes to our Moms is being able to come up with a list of the things we learned from them. Thank you for sharing your post! It is so inspiring to thing about the ways our Moms really help us get through life!

  • I love all these heart-felt Mother’s Day posts. It sounds like you learned a lot from your mom.

  • Those are such amazing lessons to learn in life. I especially love the one about being anything you want, just not all at the same time! It is so true, sometimes you need to put something else first, and some things I want in life do not coincide with other things I want in life. To each thing there is a time and season. And that is a wise woman to know that!

  • My mom was not very supportive of me, so I did not get a lot of great advice from her. I love that your mom taught you to push yourself out of your comfort zone, that is where your dreams will come true. I totally agree!

  • Sounds like you have learned a lot from you mom!! My mom has inspired me to follow thru on my dreams and how to cook we are always in the kitchen together!

  • Your mom is a smart woman. It is wonderful how much she taught you, but how great you are to thank her for that. Moms want some credit for all they do, right?! I always choose a Hallmark card for special moments because they seem to be able to say the things that I cannot!

  • Sounds like your mom taught you some good life lessons! My mom taught me it’s ok to say no. Don’t let anyone walk all over you. It took me a while to take that advice to heart, but when I did, I know I started living a much happier life!

  • What a great tribute to your mom. My mom was more of a “how not to” in most ways. Definitely none of the points you listed above.

  • My mom has always been a big inspiration in my life. I love the way you have this written out, such a great memory. I will have to do something like that for my mom.

  • What a beautiful post! I love my momma too and I don’t get to spend as much time with her anymore. May be time to change that

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