1. IT IS NEVER DIFFICULT TO FIND GOOD THINGS TO SAY ABOUT MOTHERS
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
I mean, this is early in the morning and she is already getting accolades!
They seem to pull it out of us, how sweet!
2. They melt our hearts quickly – THE BOND IS STRONGER
We stay in their womb nine months while they speak and connect
We stay months even years on their breast, oxytocin – the “love hormone” flowing to the baby regularly.
Their voice is sweet melody that calms us from early days. It’s the first voice we learn to distinguish even from those early days.
The very name Mom, Mother, Mme, Mhani, Mama, uMha, Manana Mianga,
It softens us, it conquers us, it brings images of warmth, it feels so safe.
How can one ever compete with that!?!
3. THEY KNOW US SO WELL
From the very beginning they learn to distinguish the different cries and sounds. When the baby starts crying the cry sounds the same to all of us but not to Mom. She can tell, this one is because the baby is hungry, this one is because of some stomach discomfort etc.
I don’t think that developed sense vanishes, as the children grow she still knows something from the voice to the look, the walk and the body language.
Mom seems to know when we are afraid, or guilty, or unwell. She has even been believed to have a sixth sense.
NO WONDER WHEN ITS MOTHERS DAY – PASSIONATE EXPRESSIONS OF APPRECIATION JUST KEEP FLOWING!
We salute all Moms! May the heartfelt, well deserved affirmations of love you receive today, carry you through the rest of time when they are unspoken, forgotten or overlooked.
Thank GOD for Mothers Day. It forces even the lousy ones among us to do something of an appreciation. A kind word. A thought even a gift
MOTHER is not just any and every woman. While all women are special and to be celebrated – rightfully so, Not because of their achievements and daily exploits, …. and they have many of those!
Bringing color and beauty to life
Rising above the unfair practices of tradition
Rewriting skew history
Courageously going down the isle with some less-than-perfect guy
Conquering the fear of tomorrow…….
To name but a few!
MOTHER takes it all higher in leaps and bounds
Mother incubates life – taking the discomforts and inconveniences with joy
Mother gives birth – often at the risk of losing her own
Mother nurtures life – Those seemingly ever-lasting hours of high care nursing
Mother often juggles many roles to create comfort –
At times studying for self improvement and up-skilling
Making the most of limited financial resources
Those memorable clothes, toys, birthday parties and Christmas seasons
Mother must still be a disciplinarian
Mother takes the knock when we fall
Mother encourages when we falter
Mother cries when we hurt
Mother walks in when all others March out
(Even the Kreichers of this world are counting on MOM to fund and master mind their prison escape)
SO TODAY WE CELEBRATE MOMS