A Mother is Irreplaceable
As I browse the internet I read some blogs about teens hating their mothers. She may be overprotective, a dictator, crazy,a stage mom… whatever you call her. I admit! I used to hate her too but for while and that was so long time ago. Trust me… I know the feeling. I remember the times that she used to dictate everything that needs to be done. Eulla do this… Eulla do that! It’s kinda annoying. It feels like your life is being controlled and you don’t have the freedom of choice. There’s a time that you tell yourself, “How I wish I can choose my mother” but you can’t! As a teen we are influenced by our peers to have this kind of freedom. We actually crave for it! We want to explore the world by our own. In this point of our life, she is being misunderstood. As a teen, we used to call her “kontrabida” but as we grow older and mature, we used to call her best friend. Why? ‘Cause as we grow older, we learn to appreciate her. Her efforts in making us who we are today.
Now I have a daughter, and I learned a lot of things from my mother .She taught me everything and everything she has given me. I owe her everything. She was there for me to love me and care for me. She took me up when everyone is downing me. I remember her pa nga na sumusugod sa school para awayin yung mga nang-api saakin eh... She always fights for me and gives me strength to go on. Looking back when I was a child and so afraid, I used to shout her name and she’s there instantly to give me comfort. There’s nothing more special than a mother’s hug. See? Now I appreciate everything about her. Funny to think that I need to be a mother first before I appreciate how it is to become one. I learn how hard it is to raise a child. Being a mother needs a lot of self sacrifice. Always thinking twice; first for yourself and second for the welfare of your daughter. Selfless love as what we call it. No language can express the power, beauty, heroism, and majesty of a mother's love. A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being do impossible things.
Today I can say that the hardest job is to become a full pledged mother. Why? It is lifetime. No day-off and always overtime. From the time that a baby is on a mother’s womb, the work has started. We may not see her efforts everyday but come to think of it. She works all her life just to make you who you are today. As a mother, we don’t actually expect everything in return but learning to appreciate our presence and loving us back by our husband and daughter is the most rewarding.
Mommy, Mama, Nanay, Inay, Mamu, Mudra… Whatever you may call her, let her know how much she means to you.
(Mommy Lou, I know how hard is to have a daughter like me. Stubborn at times but for what it’s worth, I want you to know that you are very much appreciated. I am nothing without you. I love you so much and I thank you for everything! You are irreplaceable in my heart!)