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Mother’s Day love: Mother-daughter similarities

I take after my mom, Mary Tschida of Cloquet, in many ways. I have received countless gifts from her. I wouldn't even be here if it weren't for her, after all -- she has given me everything, in a sense.She taught me so much in my life. I was sett...

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Mary Tschida and Allie Tibbetts

I take after my mom,  Mary Tschida of Cloquet, in many ways. I have received countless gifts from her. I wouldn’t even be here if it weren’t for her, after all - she has given me everything, in a sense.
She taught me so much in my life. I was setting out to write about how I have gotten strength from my mom, about how she has been through so much in her life yet still stands strong - and I carry that with me, through her and the long line of strong women we come from.
I think the biggest gift I have received from my mom is the unconditional love she has for me, all of her children and grandchildren. With that love, I have learned to love myself and see myself as she would see me. I can then give that love to others, too.
All that my mom has ever wanted for me is to have a good life and be happy, and if I can give that to her, it becomes a gift for both of us. I am so grateful for my mom. I heard once that behind all of our stories are our mothers, and they are where we begin. So, I begin with her. She means everything to me. She’s my first love, and I hope she has a beautiful Mother’s Day and every day.
Submitted by Allie Tibbetts of Duluth

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A mother’s love conquers so many obstacles along life’s roads. How do you list only one characteristic that exemplifies your mom?
I think one of the best characteristics I got from my mom,  Barbara Leste Martin of Duluth, is my goofy sense of humor. It’s sometimes a little inappropriate, but we can make any doctor’s appointment a hysterical event together.
Another characteristic is our similiar smile.
Thank you, Mom! Happy Mother’s Day!
Love,
Carm
Submitted by Carmen Leste of Duluth

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My mom,  Carol Trethewey of Ironwood, Mich., taught me how to be a strong, compassionate woman. While I was growing up, she worked full-time as a teacher and brought lots of work home (as teachers do), visited my Nona in the nursing home every day after work and still found the time and energy to be an incredible wife and mother. She’s my best friend, and I make it my goal to show her as much love, patience and generosity that she has shown me.
Submitted by Amy Tretheway of Duluth

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My dear mother, Adele Peterson of Duluth, taught discipline, kindness toward others, cleanliness, virtue, higher education, striving to do your best, leadership, compassion, Biblical principles of good work ethics, hard work and accountability.
Then, again, how do you explain the life skills that a mom teaches? Well, she teaches by example. Though she was not perfect, as none of us are, she made that we were honest and forthright in our relationships and true to our Lord God. At an early age, Jesus Christ became first in my life because, in part, of my mother’s daily life. She was a Proverbs 31 lady.
My mother died in my arms at the hospital on March 27, 2004. Every day, I miss her. Maybe in some small way, I taught her something. I hope so.
Submitted by Leslie Peterson of Duluth

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