My Mother

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Everest University Online
Composition II – 83
Instructor: Christina Kern
Week 3
My Mother
Written by
Janine Whitfield

When anyone sees my mother on the street the first think that comes into mind is that this “older lady” must be extremely proud of her self and must be really tired. My mother has a gaze that is loving and caring but it also carries the weight of the world. Her gaze says “Hello child I am here to help?” Her stride is long and prideful. She walks with her head held high and never looks at the ground as she walks. When she walks, she walks with purpose, meaning she has a little pep in her step. She walks as if her shoes were on fire. My mother hates being late, she says that “tardiness means you don’t care”. The way that she dresses is always full of elegance, style, and beauty. She is so neat that you would think she never sits in her clothes: not a fold, or wrinkle of any kind. My mother’s persona leaves everyone with no doubt that the life behind her shoulders has seen so many tragedies and events that one cannot begin to imagine, not even in their wildest dreams.
The inside of my mother’s house is a reflection of what you see when you look at her: cleanliness and honor. The old style furniture but with a modern twist, a baby grandfather clock she received after helping the uneducated youth and adults for over 20 years, awards and pictures of her children and grandchildren. When walking around her house you never have to wonder who she is. The pictures and awards tell her entire story. My mother answers the questions in a very clear manner without unnecessary clichés. The question of simply “who are you?” and gave birth to an answer I did not expect “I am a mother, a nurse, an educator, a grandmother, a wife, an aunt, a cousin, a sister, a friend, and most of all god’s child.” This phrase truly broke down who my mother is and how she…...

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