Mothers are all so different.
They show they care in many ways and most of those ways we shy away from or ignore, especially in our teen years when we need guidance most.
They too were once experiencing life as a teen and often are trying to spare you from making many of the mistakes they made.
I know that I would never desire my 3 grown children to have gone through what I did growing up in an abusive home.
Sure, we think that our parents don't know much, and don't understand. Most youth feel this way. Then in our 20's and 30's we realize that they are not ignorant and dumb. At that point it may be too late to go back and erase the words and actions that have taken place between us.
Don't let that happen to you. Take time to talk.
They to not want to dictate your life, just help you understand life.
There is a reason God tells us to honor our father and mother...in my case, I now understand why my parents had such a hard time dealing with me. They just did not know how to love me, for they each came from a dysfunctional home and were never shown genuine love from their parents.
I wish I could now tell my mother, "I understand, you just did not know how to love."
Tell you mother how much you love her.
Our lives are often focused on what WE want, and we do not see that often our parents DO want the best for us but may go about it in a way we don't understand.
Love is a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.
Give it meaning.
Not just on a special day in the year, but everyday.