Moms who inspire us are not perfect in every but they all offer special gifts that we can appreciate
Moms who inspire us may not have the talent for every aspect of mothering. My mom, for example, forgot to instruct me in many important ways, like valuing myself. So my self-esteem is not what it could be. If you don’t value and love yourself, you may not know real or fake love when you experience it. But my mom was great in many other ways that made me a good person. The things I value about myself I learned from her. I lost my mom when I was a very young woman. I had to raise my children without a grandmother to spoils and adore them.
But my mom’s values, her caring for people, and her work for the causes she believed in were passed on to me. I passed those on to my children. We are me, and we are her. Moms can be inspiring even when they are not the mothers we wished for.
If you are impacted by a mom’s substance use disorder, you can find help to heal. If you are a mom whose child is suffering from substance use disorder, it’s not your fault. And things can get better.