I’m all sorts of sentimental today, sharing The Best Advice from Mom. Because it shouldn’t be just Mother’s Day. It’s #MothersMay. This personal post is sponsored by SunTrust. All opinions are my own
I blinked and Mother’s Day was over. One day just isn’t enough to celebrate moms, especially my mom. She’s the role model of my life, a woman I aspire to be. So instead of Mother’s Day, I’m celebrating #MothersMay this year with the Best Advice from Mom. There are three pieces of advice that have clearly shaped the person I am today. And if you find tears on the computer screen…those are from me.
Pray About It
They’re three little words with a big message. A constant since birth, my mom provided me with a solid foundation in faith, hope and love. There was nothing too small or too big to pray about. I prayed for family members. I prayed for good grades. I prayed for more Barbies. I prayed for my future. I prayed when loved ones passed away. Having that open and honest communication with God really affected my faith as an adult and now influences the prayer lives I want for my kids.
My mom always had a way of challenging me at the very core of my being. As a teenager, I hated it. But as I reflect back on her words of “Never Settle” throughout my childhood, I realize just how wise those words were. And those words stuck with me through difficult decisions and defining moments. I was better than what I thought I could be. My mom knew that. Never Settle meant going after my dreams of singing in the show choir, dancing like a ballerina, and even becoming a nurse. Never Settle meant marrying the man of my dreams instead of the guy of the moment. I was worth the best.
It Will All Work Out
One of the biggest things that held me back from having children is figuring out how to afford them. From hospital stay to college education, health problems to birthday parties, my mind was spinning on numbers, money and how my husband and I would finance our salaries for one child…or even multiple.
I remember talking with my mom about having children, my fears about finances and when she knew that they were ready to start a family.
If you focus on money, you’ll never be ready to have a family. You have children because you love and want children. Everything else will work out.
And she was exactly right. October of 2008 I became a super mom, and it was the best decision I ever made. And now 8 years later, those words still ring true in other areas of our finances. It all works out. It always does. Financial stress can be a huge factor in our daily lives. But we don’t have to live that way. I take advice from my mom and move towards Financial Confidence. If you’re looking for freedom from financial worry, be sure to join the onUp movement for free advice (just like mom’s!), tips and more.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.