A Mother Is Someone You Never Outgrow

Olfa and her family

Being the youngest of 4 kids, you would think I was close to my mom as a child, but I was not. It wasn’t until I became an adult that we really bonded. As a child, I was actually closest to my elder sister, who took me under her wings and made sure that my needs were covered. My mom had her hands full with my other sister, who was showing extreme signs of jealousy when I was born. It was understandable, as I was a surprise baby and she didn’t really have a chance to adjust to the idea of me.

Needless to say, there were some tensions at home. We were competing for our mother’s love and attention and putting her to the test. We wanted her to choose one over another. It was tough on her and on us.


Fast forward 20 years later, I became a mom. I had my first child and, 6 years later, my second. And history repeats. I understood what we put our mother through. Mom, I am sorry.

Thanks Mom, for making me a better mom!

Now that I am a mom myself, I wanted to thank you mom for the following:

You showed us love in different ways, as we all had different needs. I didn’t get it then but now that I am a mom I DO. Kids are different and you understood that.

Accepting differences in kids and respecting them taught me how to accept differences in my own children and in other people. It not only made me a better mother, but a better business woman as well.  

Dealing with my sister’s tantrums and addressing them gave me the courage to deal with my son’s eye disabilities and face them.

I have never said it out loud but you showed me how to choose my priorities in life, how to put my family first while also taking care of myself. You made me the mom, woman, and wife I am now and I hope my kids will be as proud of me as I am of you.

Now that I am a mother, I still need you mom. I need you because you are the voice of wisdom, of experience and love to me and my family. A mother is someone you never outgrow.

Are you ready to put your heart to paper and tell mom how much she means to you? Head to Hallmark for some great ideas for Mother’s Day. Hallmark has an amazing selection of cards that will help inspire you to go beyond a simple “I love you” and really get your feelings down on paper. The best gift you can gift Mom this Mother’s Day is a gift from your heart.

How do you show your mom how much she means to you? 


Olfa Turki of OurFamilyWorld is a chartered accountant, a wife and a mom. She started her online journey a few years ago when she decided to have a business of her own. She loves cooking with the kids, biking, reading books and drinking lots of coffee!

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