nope my mother would never have been my role model. Not a chance.
My role model would have been my dad. Still is. He's a great man. He loved us for who we were, not who he wanted us to be. He listened to us and got great enjoyment out of watching us grow up and hearing about our various scrapes that we got ourselves into. He relished our independence and wanted us to go far and be free. He always told us that he loved us and that he was proud of us. He never told us we were stupid or ran us down, he gave us confidence in ourselves and our abilities. He is always there for me, through absolutely everything i've ever gone through. Nothing is ever a problem for him, absolutely nothing is an issue. If we need him he is there.