Outer appearances are not more important than inner character. I am struggling to give my children both. So much has changed since my mother reared her family. The problems she faced then seem so much simpler compared to those we face today.
Definition Essay: Target Audience - Students
I met my husband at church. He also worked at one of the military bases in the area. We dated for more than a year before he asked me to marry him. We took our time to get to know each other. We were both concerned that we were right for each other and that our marriage would endure over time and through life's difficulties.
My parents approved of my spouse and considered him a good "catch" for me. I had never been as pretty or outgoing as my sisters. In high school and college, I rarely dated. My mother kept telling me how lucky I was. I may not have been as pretty as my sisters in high school, but now, compared to them, I was more attractive. Well groomed and poised, I looked younger than my age. The strain of poor health habits, caring for children, and other factors had taken their toll. My sisters' good looks had definitely faded.
Weddings are a wonder. No one noticed that the flowers did not match the dresses. The bridal grown was lovely, just not what our friend had selected. The bridesmaid dresses were less ugly with the mistakes the dressmaker made.
The courses I took in college did not teach me how to teach. They described learning theories, human growth and development, processes and approaches, and methods to control and discipline. Different philosophies of teaching were discussed and debated at length. I had little interest in the different philosophies then. Primarily theoretical from my perspective, learning the different teaching philosophies enabled me to complete my degree, but provided little insight. I did not pay close attention to the substantive importance of any particular one. I never kept any o