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A Tribute To Mothers

M is for the Many things she gave me, O means only that she's growing Old. T is for the Tears she shed to save me, H is for her Heart of purest gold. E is for her Eyes with love light shining, R means Right and Right she'll always be.

“A mother is the only person who carries her child for nine months in her belly, three years in her arms, and forever in her heart.” The heart of a mother is like a rare jewel; her price is immeasurable. We cannot place a value on a mother’s worth. Even if you are already married with children, you will always be your mother’s baby. Mothers love their children unconditionally and unceasingly. They love them during the worst and best of times.

God created family and gave mothers a unique place in that unit. A mother is a jack of all trades. A mother is a cook, housekeeper, teacher, policewoman, judge, counsellor, detective, disciplinarian, chauffeur, banker, nurse, and bodyguard; all cramped into one frail body. She is someone who juggles multiple roles. She is the real Wonder Woman!

I am a mother and I love being a mother. I think motherhood is the most fulfilling role a woman can have. I am not undermining career women but I think her most fulfilling role is that of being a mother. A woman may be a CEO of a company but it would be tragic if she fails at being a mother. On the other hand, I have always admired mothers who can juggle well both in their career and their role in taking care of the household.

I guess only a mother is willing to work free of charge, enjoy no benefits such as sick leaves and annual leaves, and work seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. But yet, I’m sure most mothers or full time homemakers do not complain about the long hours and sacrifices they have to make. The rewards of bringing up good, filial, faithful, and well brought up children in a happy home surpasses every hardship.

Therefore, as mothers, we need to find the strength to face each day knowing that we have much to accomplish. As Christian mothers, we are glad that we have God. God loves us and He will surely guide us when we put our trust in Him. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Prov 3:5-6

A mother is every child’s best friend. She is the one to whom the child goes to when he is hungry or in need. She is the one to whom the child can confide in and cry onto. She is the one who rejoices in the success and happiness of the child and weeps when the child experiences failure or disappointment in his life. It is the mother who carries the greatest burden in life and are much more in tune with what real life is all about. A mother thinks day and night about the well-being of her children. She is the first to praise and comfort them, and the first to protect them when she senses that they may be in danger. It is she who has carried them and borne the pains of pregnancy and childbirth, and who continues to carry them in her heart.

A mother is every child’s first teacher. The scripture says: Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” There is an old Jewish saying: "God could not be everywhere at once, so he gave each child a mother." A child learns to utter his first words from his mother. It is the mother who teaches her children how to read. We taught our children how to walk. We also instil in them moral values and responsibilities.

A mother is every child’s first love. The first person a child loves is his mother. Our children need that unselfish love of a mother. Let us, as mothers, do our part and be good mothers to our children and be a source of strength and encouragement to them both in times of joy and in times of pain.

A mother is the glue that holds the family together. Mothers make up a crucial part of their children’s lives. Mothers have that special ability of turning a house into a home. We possess that special mother instinct to care and stick the family together. As such, we need to strive to be godly mothers to our children. We are their guardian angels and their pillar of strength.

Let us study, meditate and put God’s Word into practice in our daily lives. Let us live a godly life and keep the family together so that we can influence our children to be godly and to put their trust and faith in God too.


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