I’ve listened to you since the mid 90s, when I was in school. Over that time, I’ve learned to not misuse the word “try.” I’ve learned not to confuse uncomfortable feelings with guilt, and I’ve learned that you are not obligated to have a relationship with someone just because they are family. I now have the courage to do the right thing, even when there are people around me who don’t understand and think poorly of me.
You consistently reinforce the values I was raised with. My dad started a business when I was two years old, and my mom supported him wholeheartedly. My mom did his office work and even filled in as a truck driver when needed. All of this was done with no complaints and when we were in school, so my brothers and I were really unaware that she worked! She was always there when we got off the bus, she cooked for us, took care of our home and volunteered at school and church. She was the ultimate example of a strong, independent woman who also respected her husband’s role as the head of our household. Since she passed away, I’m more dedicated than ever to carrying on her legacy. She was humble and reserved, but had no problem putting someone in their place when needed – a woman after your own heart!
I Was Raised With Dr. Laura Values