When You Turn Into Your Mother


We fought. We yelled. We disagreed most of the time. My mother was always a source of frustration for me while growing up. She never let me dye my hair, pierce anything or tattoo anything. I had to be home by 10 pm most nights and that was so impossible for me. She was impossible to deal with period. I guess there comes a time where being like your mother doesn’t seem so bad anymore.

At 20 something, I see myself becoming my mother more and more each day. I decorate my house like her, I cook like her, I get angry like her and I expect the best from those around me like her. Suddenly, she isn’t as bad as I remember her being. I am beginning to understand why she was the way she was and I can respect her for that. The more I understand myself the more I am able to understand her. Just as I have evolved throughout the years, she has as well. She is not perfect and neither am I but we are extremely similar.

I call her everyday for advice because I now trust her judgement. She is my rock and she will always love and support me no matter what I do. Although it took years and years for me to understand her, I am slowly but surely admiring all she has ever done for me and the rest of our family. She is a warrior and an amazing human being. I can only hope I become more and more like her as the days go by. It is a true honor. I am truly thankful for all of my mother’s love and support until the end of time. Cheers to that awkward moment when you turn into your mother and you are okay with that…

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Author: Karen Dominique

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