Happy Mother’s Day! Have you spoken those kind words to your Mother today or held her dearly in your thoughts? A mother can take the place of all others, but nobody else can take her place.
The day to celebrate and honour the mother of your family, as well as acknowledge motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mother’s within our society. It is our mothers that teach us to become the kind decent people that we are. And if we are lucky enough to have our mother still in our life or a maternal figure to have guided us, we are filled with abundance.
She brought you into this world, loved you unconditionally, taught you life skills, showed you kindness and thoughtfulness, allowed you to grow independently and become the person that you are today. Thank you, hardly conveys the gratitude that a child can feel for their mother.
I am lucky to have a beautiful kind-hearted generous mother that loved me, guided me, celebrated my achievements and comforted me when challenges were upon me. Now she is one of my biggest fans, supports me as the woman I am today and I know that she has my back.
Perhaps it was her direction and unconditional love for family, that inspired me in life. In fact, I know it was. Motherhood was my sole purpose in life and my motivation for inspiring those around me. Raising my two sons was the best, most valuable, achievement in my life. As with all mothers, we want the best for our children. We want them to know that they are loved and we are proud of them.
Sometimes tragedy may strike or mothers have played an absent part in our lives. For those of you challenged on this day, my heart is with you. Maybe your mother thought best to entrust somebody else to this role. We all have a maternal bond with somebody and often several motherly figures in our lives. Be grateful for whatever life has thrown at you and how you have overcome the odds to move forward the best way possible. It is these challenging times that provide us with the many lessons in life.
Some mothers may not have all of their children still in their lives whether through passing or family separation. There is no judgement upon you. Whether mother and child are together or apart, they are still in their thoughts and unconditional love resides.
Be thankful today for your own mother and the role that she has played in your life. Be thankful for the mothers in your community that influence your choices and inspire you in some way. Be thankful for motherhood and the valuable purpose you bring to another person’s life every single day.
It is with our motherly traits and maternal bonds that we have learned, that stay with us for life. Every single memory, good or bad, has influenced us in our lives to make better decisions or motivate us on a regular basis.
Send love to your mother today, keep her safely in your heart and cherish those special moments where you can. And hold your own children in your arms, in your thoughts and in your heart forever.
Take care, Karen.
“Mothers are like glue.
Even when you can’t see them,
they’re still holding the family together.”
~ Susan Gale