Enjoy The Wellness Universe QOTD for May 8th by Jiji Chai.
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Here is her expanded thought …
What makes someone a mother? Is it enough that you gave birth to a human being? When does motherhood start and where does it end? Where do you learn how to be a mother and why do we celebrate them? What could have become of us if we grew up without our mothers? Can you imagine how the world operates if all of its inhabitants are motherless? Sometimes we don’t realize how valuable the role of a mother is until we lose one.
A mother has roles which are not known to many because only a few, if any, witnessed them. The joy and pain that a woman goes through to conceive and bring a child into this world are beyond measure. A mother is a hero in her own right. She doesn’t keep her badge of honor tied to her, instead sending them off to shine on their own once they’re able. However, a mother keeps them close at heart, regardless of the distance they have traveled away.
As an adult, it is easy to forget how you jumped for joy when you first got your favorite toy when you were a child. But that memory is very special to a mother. She could tell in detail how your eyes sparkled and how you wouldn’t let go of it even when you went to sleep. It didn’t matter that she used her last penny to purchase it. She didn’t mind that she had to work some longer hours to make up for the dented budget. She would just have to wake up an hour earlier so she could spend more quality time with you.
Sometimes in her sleep she thought of you and had to get out of bed, just to make sure you were still where she tucked you in. She has everything prepared so that when you get up, you can start your day with everything that you need. It is also not unusual for her to wonder if she had done everything she could to give you the life you deserve. In her mind, nothing seems good enough for you. You are her joy, and your happiness means the whole world to her.
Now that I am a mother, I know I can never repay what my mother sacrificed for me. But I can show how I appreciate her unconditional love by honoring her wisdom and applying it to my life. Let us take the time to give back the love to those who have shaped us into who we’ve become today. They were the ones who nurtured, protected and let go – so we could try our wings and soar to new heights they themselves didn’t get to explore.