“Mom, Momma, Mommy, Mama, Ma…”
The millions of ways we call for our mothers. Mother’s day is reminder of a beauty in most of our lives. Bringing us joy as children and being our number one support through our troubles, mothers around the globe represent a harmony that can not be replaced. Their special ability to bring change through our youth is one to be valued and respected.
While shopping for my mom this week, I took a moment to reflect on why I was grateful for mother’s day. My mind replayed a series of flashbacks of the sacrifices my mother made to give me a better future. The most significant memory was what she did for me to get me to college. She worked long, back-breaking hours in a factory, making minimum wage, and with no comforts of AC or Heating, to reassure that my brother and myself received a proper education.
These were the four reasons I am grateful for mother’s day.
The instant we are born our mothers protect us. They hold us close. They nurture us. In her arms, the universe is a divine, and her love for you unconditional. There is no better nurse, doctor, or medicine.
If the world was against you, your mother would not be one of them. A mother has a unique bond with their child and while the world may not necessarily believe in her child’s honesty, she will never think otherwise. It’s a type of blindness that is pure and just.
As we get older, we become aware of the hardships that our mothers shielded us from when we were children. They can not do this forever. Eventually, we are forced to face these problems head on, but not alone!
Mothers will sacrifice everything to ensure that their children have the best in life. They go through measurable amount of pain to give life to us. They’ll work long hours, push aside their goals, and put their kids first. This a special heroism that goes unnoticed, yet it is one of the reasons humanity progressed.
I thank mother’s day because it gives me a chance to at least “try” to repay her, but I know I will never come close.