Mother’s Day, a day we get to celebrate all mothers and mother figures in our lives. It means different things to different people but is a widely celebrated day. Our mothers have been with us since birth and through their advice, protection and love, we have become who we are. On mother’s day you get a chance to voice the love of your mother on any platform and make her feel special. This to many people means sharing on social media and leaving out the most important part, calling your mother or visiting them and telling them these words you are sharing on social media.
Motherhood comes in different ways. There are those who have their own kids and others who are serving as maternal figures for a large number of people. When you take your child to boarding school there is a matron and teachers that takes care of them until the next holidays. When they go to church they have the Sunday school teacher who helps them out. Even when they are out playing at the neighbour’s house there is a maternal figure there. All these different people are made to feel special on this day through the overwhelming messages they receive.
When you think about how you were raised, there are different tricks your mother used to ensure you were healthy, safe and all round taken care of. At the time, these tricks seemed unnecessary and unfair but now when you look back at them they were helpful.
Yesterday, we shared some of this tricks/teachable moments on our Facebook page for example your mother turning the clock so you think you are late for school and have to hurry. Do you think you being punctual to everything is your own doing? Maybe but that trick set everything in motion.
It is always the little things. The stare when you did something wrong, the joyous dance she did when you won that potato race. The warm hug you shared during your graduation all these are ways she shows affection. She may not always put it into words but we all know that actions speak louder than words.
What we urge you to do is close social media and go share a meal or hang out with your mum. If this is not possible call them and let them feel special. They want to hear the sound of your voice and not read a generic Facebook post. To all mothers; we would like to appreciate you for the values you have instilled in your children, the sleepless nights you had to ensure they are well taken care off and the love you give them every day. You have been great examples and your children are proud of you.
Take some time today and share that heartfelt message with your mother one-on-one.