Mothers are the most important person we have in our entire lives and they are unable to be replaced. They are the ones who love us unconditionally and teach us the important lessons in life.
I value the importance of my Mum. She is the one who instilled those significant values within me. I am thankful that she shaped me into the kind and generous person I am today. (Oh yes, I know my Dad had a bit to do with it too, but this blog is about MOTHERS).
My Mum reminded me yesterday, when she sent me a little message, that mothers are always thinking of their children, no matter how young or old they are. The message was a positive quote, bringing with it the very powerful thought being conveyed. It made me smile when I read it and I thought of how much I really love my Mum.
A simple, timeless and kind gesture, one can give to another… brings an overwhelming sense of calmness and clarity in a single moment. Our mothers are our greatest teacher… a teacher of love, compassion and fearlessness. The one that loves and cares for you without question. A true friend for life… and our greatest emotional support. She is the one that always has your back.
As a mother myself, I think we tend to value our Mum’s a little more when we start to go through the trials and tribulations of motherhood. We realise at this time, it wasn’t so easy after all. I love being a Mum… loving, caring and guiding my own children. We just want our kids to be happy and grow into well-balanced, kind and resilient individuals. We want to protect them yet allow them the freedom to learn from their own mistakes.
Our mother is our greatest critic yet our strongest supporter. You wouldn’t want it any other way. She will tell you constructively when you need direction and she will support you to the very end. Her kind words of support and advice, is what we start to hear in our sub-conscious mind in our everyday lives. What a beautiful legacy to leave with a child… guidance for life.
A good mother always worries that she is not being a good mother. Motherhood is no easy venture, but worth it when you are able to appreciate it for what it is. The privilege to raise another human being and guide them to adulthood, to encourage their strengths and embrace their personalities.
What joy a child does bring to a mother… no matter their age. As a child, they bring us laughter and daily quirks, memorable moments and gratification. As your child becomes an adult themselves (although they are still your babies), they now bring you a sense of contentment and excitement as they live their lives. Then we sit back and hope our work is done. And hope we have instilled in them, that we are their support for life.
All that I am or hope to be… I owe to my Mum. She has instilled kindness and generosity within me, a caring sense and compassion which comes naturally. Her encouragement and belief in me… guides me to shine, to strive and to achieve. I am proud that I have inherited so many of my mother’s qualities. She is one very special lady and I am honored to call her MY MUM. Love you Mum!
Take care, Karen.
“Life doesn’t come with a manual,
it comes with a mother.”
~ Author Unknown
P.S. Please watch this beautiful video, it sums up how significant our mothers really are.
Video Credit: Jamie O’Neal – YouTube