My Mom

Topics: Family, Mother, 2006 singles Pages: 2 (646 words) Published: June 18, 2013
Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence.

As weird as it may sound my mother has had the most influence on me. I know that many people who find their mothers to be influential would be females, but i tend to have a different approach on this. Her hard work and determination to give me and my brother a better life than what she had, truly is influential to me. My mother is a single parent of two boys, me and my older brother. Although my father is still around from time to time, he has never financially supported me or my brother throughout our lives. Whenever he would come home from work, he would just take a shower and walk out the door within 30minutes to spend all that hes made that day. I can't even remember ever having a actual conversation with him. It's as if he was non existent and his only role in my life was to give me a life.

Now that I'm old enough to realize how much my mother has done for me and my brother she's someone i truly look up to. Her hard work throughout the years to support us, putting up with the fights me and my brother would have, and taking care of us as a single parent. It has always boggled my mind how she was able to pull all of this off. Her days would be routine, she wakes up 6 days a week at 7 o clock and work 13 hours a day, come home from work to make dinner, shower and go to sleep. This also meant that throughout my childhood me and my brother have been somewhat independent, we had no one to look out after us. We had to take care of ourselves by cooking our own breakfast and lunch with what my mother had provided for us in the fridge.

Although throughout my life i couldn't stand her at times due to a few reasons. Reasons such as how she would always be on my brothers side just because hes older than I. How she would always find the littlest things to complain to me about such as not placing my shoes correctly. Now that I'm older now I've learned how how i shouldn't...
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