In my culture I have learnt that when people are faced with danger or can sense danger they cry “Mmaweee” (mom call). The includes elderly people (yep even the former President Nelson Mandela would cry like that), people who lost their mothers, people who never met or seen their mothers, those who are mad at their mothers, even those who hate their mothers (if there are such), those who were raised by their fathers
I wonder why all these people say that, “mmawee” instead of “papawee”? I still can’t find that answer to this question or a person who can explain that to me. Well I’ve reached a conclusion that this happens for the very same reason a calf knows it has to stand up and start suckling, a joey (baby kangaroo) knows how to find the mother Kangaroo’s pouch and when it gets there it knows that it has to find the teat, of which if it doesn’t it’ll die.
Having said that, there are great mothers out there that makes you not even wonder why we cry like that. Also there are terrible mothers out there, but their kids still cry “mmawee”. So regardless of how terrible a mother she is, she has been appointed a duty, to care, nurture, guide, protect, empathise, understand, appreciate, encourage, heal, etc. Nobody can take that away from a mother.
It’s through that I encourage all the mothers in the whole wild or wide world to become the best mothers they can be in whatever conditions they find themselves in. Don’t let a bad husband/boyfriend, government laws, community/society, religion, friendships, family(in-laws), turn you into a bad mother. Some say “Every woman is capable of bearing a child, but not every woman is capable of rearing a child”. I disagree with that, because I believe every woman, has it in her from birth, it’s an inborn thin. A mother’s love is instinctual, unconditional, ever-growing and eternal.
Some say it’s an abbreviation which stands for:
“M” is for the million things she gave me,
“O” means only that she’s growing old,
“T” is for the tears she shed to save me,
“H” is for her heart of purest gold,
“E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
“R” means right, and right she’ll always be.
- Motherhood on Mother’s Day (jennyonthespot.com)
- TELL MOTHER I’LL BE THERE – Traditional Hymns Podcast (ioan17.wordpress.com)
- Happy Mother’s Day (misscentsible.wordpress.com)
- Called To Be Mothers (billydie.wordpress.com)
- Motherhood (drippingmind.wordpress.com)
- a simple story for Mother’s Day: Sarah’s Specialty Shop (seraphim6.wordpress.com)
- A bittersweet day… (gracefully50.com)
- What have you learned from your children? (successful-blog.com)
- Best Mother’s Day gifts come from the heart: real mothers’ stories (vancouverobserver.com)