Cheers! To the women who loved us first

There are many observation days throughout the year, some we just acknowledge and others we are encouraged to put a bit more effort into, one of which is Mother’s Day and this year it is on Sunday 6th March. I know we should not be told when to show our mothers love, it should be shown every day of the year. But with the whole hustle and bustle of life, it can be easy to neglect the woman who gave us life.

Today or any day for that matter, when you look back on the past years…I’m sure you’ll be able to relate to the following scenarios and I hope by the end of this article, you’ll realise how much of a gem your mother figure actually is.

Has your mother ever tried to start a conversation with you but deep down you’re thinking “I’m not in the mood for this”, you start giving her one word answers or giving her attitude so that she gets the hint to leave you alone, and the conversation goes something like this “hello darling, where are you?” you: “mum, I’m out with my friends”, mum: “which friends? It’s getting late, please be careful”, with your eyes rolling and with an annoyed tone you respond with “mum, chill I’m fine…I’m not a kid any more”. Let’s get this straight; to your mum, you will always be a child, even when you have children of your own, that sense of worry will never go away.

When you were a baby you kept her up throughout the night whilst she tried to decipher whether you were hungry, dirty or just wanted to be cuddled, now that you’re older, you keep her up worrying about where you are and who you’re with. Mothers are truly God’s blessings that we tend to take for granted from time to time. A mother’s love is unconditional, they don’t even necessarily expect the same love back, it’s selfless, it’s unique and it’s beautiful!

The other day I came across an article that was titled “the 5 mother types”, there was the perfectionist mother, the unpredictable mother, the best-friend mother, the me-first mother. Under each category the writer stated the strengths and emotional legacy children will obtain from having mothers from each category (all were positive) however, the last category was the best and I think most of us have mothers or a mother figure in this category…the complete mother category. The complete mother has traits from the other four categories and I’d say that children of mothers from this category flourish the most and are well balanced.

Our mothers impact our lives in many ways, our emotions, strengths, attitudes and the way we relate to others. When she gave birth to you, your mother knew exactly what kind of mother she wanted to be to you and has been trying her damn hardest to live up to it. All we are and who we are, we owe it to our mothers, so thank her in a different way this year and let her know exactly how special she is. Remember, you only ever get one mum!

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