Its mother’ s day this Sunday so we thought we might take some time to reflect on what makes mothers such special people. It’ s not about the things they do for you, like taking you to ballet or footy practice, cooking your dinner or doing your washing; realistically anyone can do those things for you.
It’s more about the unconditional love and protection that is given to you by your mother from the moment you take your first breath.
Remember those special cuddles and kisses that take away the pain from a busted shin or grazed knee. And no one can give a hug quite like mum when you have a broken heart. It doesn’t matter if she told you not to climb that tree, run on wet cement or lose your heart to that person, she is always there to comfort and help with the healing, both physically and emotionally.
A mother gives us encouragement and guidance to attain our goals. She provides inspiration and support to help us realize our dreams. You will not find anyone who is prouder of you and your achievements; she will brag tirelessly to anyone who will listen about just how good you are.
Whilst you may not always see eye to eye with your mother, remember she always has your best interests at heart. She is more knowledgeable than we give her credit for, especially during our teenage years. We forget that she had a youth and has had more life experience than us. I don’t know how many times I have heard people say ‘looks like mum was right’.
She is a tireless giver of love, support, time and emotions.
So remember to do something special this Sunday for your mum, as she had done many special things for you.
“Mother’s love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. If it is there, it is like a blessing; if it is not there it is as if all the beauty had gone out of life.” —Erich Fromm