Concluding the month of May – the month for mommies around the world, let me interest you with a heart-warming article from a fascinating woman who gave up her medical career in exchange for a simple yet a life full of love and never-ending challenges of being a mother, 24 by 7.
RAISING KIDS IS NO CHILDS’ PLAY
“Mom,” “Maa,” “Amma,” “Mother” and so on…
The first word a child speaks all over the world. Just by uttering the word “mom,” I go down memory lane laced with emotions, experiences and of course the life when I was a child- the days I spent with my own mother.
Being blessed with two lovely children, a boy and a girl, I feel extremely thankful to “God” and to them for giving me the honor to be their mother.
Yesterday, we’ve had the opportunity to share very inspiring thoughts imparted by some lovely mothers from different walks of life. We were empowered and amazed by their heartfelt words; and we promised to give you more…
Let us listen once again from these God-sent angels whom we call “MOTHER…”
Mommy Romelia with Baby Jacob, Jeromee and Jerald , CA, USA
Being a mother is the hardest and most rewarding duty you can ever accomplish as a woman. The love for your child is unconditional, pure and selfless. You don’t think about yourself anymore, it’s all about your children. You sacrifice things for your children. Being a mother does not stop when your kids are adults. From their very first step, their first prom, and the time that they too will become a parent…you’re there with a big smile and excitement. You are their biggest cheerleader. I may be the silliest and most exaggerated at times. I get teary eyed when I’m proud, I will not sleep or rest till all my kids are home, and I worry all the time.
There were no instructions on ‘being a mother’, you learn throughout the way, you learn it from each other. For every boo-boos, cries, giggles and disappointments… mom will always be there.
Here’s another amazing article from a “not just a regular kind” of mommy we used to know.
Read on, and you’ll see what I mean.
“…and she smooshed my Filipino nose”
What is being a mother to you?
When I married my husband, I knew I would become an instant Mommy. My husband has a daughter from his previous marriage. Despite what happened in the past, I knew that I would play an important role in their life and in my step-daughter’s future. My step-daughter’s name is Ashlyn. She calls me MAMAGOO. My mother came up with that name because it is not a Filipino custom to call people older than you by their first name. My nickname is Magoo and of course, you know what Mama stands for. After we got married, Ashlyn immediately called me by this name.