"You have to choose what kind of person you want to be"

My mom said that.

More than once.

Mostly when I got in trouble.

Maybe she only said it because she didn’t know what else to do… but I doubt that.

My guess – from experience – is that she knew exactly what she was doing… because I remembered it.

Mother’s Day doesn’t seem like much thanks for that… or the 12 godzillion other things she’s taught me.