Many different titles have been offered to describe a good mother. Teacher, friend, and counselor are just a few. My mother, a good mother, is all of these and more. Mom was my provider when I needed provision, disciplinarian when I needed discipline, and protector when I needed protection. After stating the thesis, the writer must now support it with specific examples in the body of the essay.
In the South, people still have the mentality that the father is the provider and the mother is the caretaker. Mom was both. While dad was around for an occasional visit, he never gave mom a cent of child support. Mom provided everything I needed and countless things I wanted. I still remember whining to Mom, "Please buy me the new Jordan's. I really want them." Mom would roll her eyes, but she always gave in. In the evenings, a hot dinner greeted me. In the mornings, clean, ironed clothes waited. Mom provided me with every opportunity possible. I played countless sports, went to concerts, even got a car when I turned sixteen. All this was provided solely by her factory job salary. The writer gives some specific examples (shoes, dinner, the opportunity to attend concerts and play sports) of what his mom provided for him.
In addition to provider, mom was a disciplinarian . In the sixth grade, a classmate brought pills to school. No one knew what they were, but ignorantly, we all took them. When the school called mom to let her know, I knew I was in trouble. Mom vowed to beat me. Armed with a switch, she did just that. As she spanked me through tears, she cried over and over, "You are not going to do drugs." Later, Mom told me that she was so afraid I would do drugs as an adult she felt the only thing she could do was whip me until I never wanted to take drugs again. Mom still feels guilty, but even as a teenager, I never touched drugs. The writer provided a specific example of her being a strong disciplinarian.
Furthermore, mom was a protector. Shelter comes in...