If there is a job in this world that is complex and will push you through the limits but comes with no financial compensation, it is motherhood.
Motherhood is an energy-consuming job that a woman should embrace once she finally conceived the fruit of love. It requires a tremendous amount of boldness to sacrifice herself for others and takes the leap of faith as she take the risk of undergoing a process wherein giving life to an offspring is a matter between life and death.
Imagine her work: she needs to stay up way too late in the dawn just to look for her beloved children, she taught the young ones the A, B, Cs and 1, 2,3 matched with values formation that makes a person decent in actions; she cooks and prepares the clothing of her husband and children; she manages to do the laundry; she cleans the house and makes it a point that leaving a dirt behind is a mortal sin; she is in charge of the finances especially on segregating for the bills; and finally she looks for alternatives or ways to provide a brighter future by sending her child to a premiere school to hone the inner potentials that must be unleashed from inside to the outside world.
As a child, I would honestly say that mothers are the modern day heroes of this world. Why not? They are superb in multi-tasking and with humility matched with confidence, the outcome of her undying efforts are strongly desirable in many facets. Also, she knows how to throw some punch lines that will make you laugh so hard or knows some words of wisdom that pushes you to overcome anger but stand corrected with care so life will never be complicated far from any conflicts.
Up to this date, whenever I have the chance to look back on the lives of some mothers I know, I am fascinated on the reality bite that they gave up their careers just to look out for the family, particularly for their children. Everybody knows that money is a great necessity to provide the basic needs of the family. But to give up her dreams instantly? That is insane. But regardless, a mother’s love is defined as insane and crazy.
How come that her love is crazy and insane? She is known as the standard example in the family. She always gives fair judgment and gives chances whenever a mistake was committed. As for our society nowadays, committing a mistake is unforgivable. But for a mother, a mistake committed is a lesson you need to learn to make you stronger and wiser.
When things are going sour, she rebounds immediately an finds a way to cater comfort. There are moments wherein she remains quiet just to listen to a challenging obstacle you are sharing to her. And in response, words are not enough to say and she gives something that will blow your mind. A hug and a short yet profound message of encouragement, “worry not for I am always here for you.”
Though we (the offspring) are all imperfect in human nature, we cannot avoid conflicts with our mothers. Obviously, saying “sorry” or “forgive me for my mistakes” are difficult because we acknowledge the actions committed that somehow and someway went beyond out of control and offended you. Still, we are so sorry for our folly and for putting something on the line.
Treating her out to movie houses or to a classy restaurant is just a bonus. After all what she went through, any amount of money cannot outmatch her actions for the sake of the family. The legacy she crafts in high quality for her husband and her kids are something worth remembering. She deserves nothing but love, honor, and respect at the end of the day.
As we commemorate on everything they gave for the sake of the family, let us not celebrate this special day every May but let us make it a habit to pay back to all her good deeds if there is an open opportunity. From the smallest of actions of service to words of affection, it really makes a difference.
To all the mothers out there, the success of your children is or was made possible because of your unceasing support since day one. Time will come everything you planted will be harvested abundantly. A greener pasture awaits for you as you make a lifetime investment with your partner along with your ever beloved child.
As I end, I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ may continuously bless all mothers around the world with excessive love, strength, wisdom, enthusiasm, joy, and patience everyday.
“A good woman is hard to find,
and worth far more than diamonds.
Her husband trusts her without reserve,
and never has reason to regret it.
Never spiteful, she treats him generously
all her life long.
She shops around for the best yarns and cottons,
and enjoys knitting and sewing.
She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places
and brings back exotic surprises.
She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast
for her family and organizing her day.
She looks over a field and buys it,
then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden.
First thing in the morning, she dresses for work,
rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started.
She senses the worth of her work,
is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.
She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth,
diligent in homemaking.
She’s quick to assist anyone in need,
reaches out to help the poor.
She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows;
their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear.
She makes her own clothing,
and dresses in colorful linens and silks.
Her husband is greatly respected
when he deliberates with the city fathers.
She designs gowns and sells them,
brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops.
Her clothes are well-made and elegant,
and she always faces tomorrow with a smile.
When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say,
and she always says it kindly.
She keeps an eye on everyone in her household,
and keeps them all busy and productive.
Her children respect and bless her;
her husband joins in with words of praise:
“Many women have done wonderful things,
but you’ve outclassed them all!”
Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.
The woman to be admired and praised
is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God.
Give her everything she deserves!
Festoon her life with praises!”- Proverbs 31:10-31