She knows the likes/dislikes, strengths/weaknesses, and feelings of her children. Every step of the way, in all that a child goes through, a mother experiences almost everything her child feels. Did she prepare herself for it? How is she equipped to do all that makes her child comfortable and happy? It was when her child was born, that a mother too was born. Her priorities, dreams, and choices changed when she held her baby. There is so much she has given up and so much she has learned while bringing up the little child she gave birth to.
She makes life easier for you, knows when to correct you, doesn’t let you give up on your dreams, disciplines you to prepare you for life, guides and directs you, and doesn’t find time for herself most often. Is she always respected and admired for all that she gives? Does she not make mistakes? She surely does. But are we forgiving in those times or do we expect her to be perfect? The expectations from mothers in the present age are above what is expected from anyone else in the world. They are to be a perfect example, strong and cheerful at all times, motivating and loving in all circumstances, and the list goes on.
We all know the duties and responsibilities of a mother and it is easy to blame someone’s upbringing when we find fault in a person. Do we not have duties towards a mother? how much are her efforts and service recognized and acknowledged by her family? Make an effort in your daily life, to know how your mother is doing, to let her know that you appreciate her efforts and that her wellness too matters. Remind her to take care of herself, to make some time for herself, and try to know what makes her happy in life, for she knows what makes everybody happy at home, but her own interests, desires, and choices are not given importance oftentimes.
Do you find time to keep in touch with your mother? What are you going to say to your mom the next time you talk to her?