Much like we talked about in class and as I've mentioned before, people sometimes choose to follow what the media is telling them instead of what we should be telling each other. I love my mother and consider her to be one of the most wonderful women I have ever know. She is not a college graduate and I hope people don't look at that as a form of weakness. She does so much for my family and those around her. Some people in our society, today, might see her as someone who conformed to the old ways of woman staying at home and not being independent. To those who might say this, I say you are wrong. Yes she did stay at home and raise seven boys, but I'm sure we are all great full for what she has done for us boys. She made us into the men we are today. She took us places and attended all our choir and sporting events. Where was my father during all of this? He was at work, but also there to help take care of us boys when he was home. I remember him picking me up after school on his way home from work. He has coached baseball for some of us boys and attended our various activities when he could. Together, not separate, my parents raised me and my six brothers.
I know my parents did their best to raise us to be respectful to woman and to see them as equals. I want to be able for women to be seen as very important in the eyes of men. I want to be able to be married to a woman whom I see as my equal or even better. My father always told me to marry a woman that will make me want to be a better man. You can look at that as not just being a better man, but a better person.
My mother has a strong opinion and is willing to share it with others. I'm pretty sure she is proud of the life she has lived and I hope she regrets none of it. I hope to marry a woman as spiritually and emotionally strong as my own mother. Society needs to leave woman alone. Society needs to let us make the right choices and we can't let media tell us who the "right" woman is. I hope this has all made sense to what we talked about in class. Let me know what you think as classmates.