Mother – What could be more special than a Mother, the woman of many hats, some we like, some we don’t, but we never doubt our love for her. We all have or have had our ups and downs with these wonderful women, but as we age, and have children of our own, we maybe start to understand them a little more, its a difficult journey and there are things we will never understand, but we have to remember that each Mother is a generation apart and things certainly change along the way, you only have to find a topic and listen to a grandma, Mother and yourself to see how opinions change and can be extremley hard to be understood, this is where we are supposed to meet a compromise, that will need to come from us, the last generation.As the first and possibly the second, will not have the vision on life that we do……they have not had the independence we have been lucky to have or the knowledge and opportunity, just think the times we may disagree with our own children if that be the case, the one thing every generation does have in common is that generally we all want the best for our children, and for those of you with no children, will maybe feel this way towards your nephew niece or a child that you are very fond of, we watch for them and try to guide them in the best way possible, although this can very often fall on closed ears……but you know when we calm down and are honest, maybe we did the same. And even through all this, we still love our Mother, and sometimes find in later years that the role slightly reverses and we look out for them, this can be one of the most difficult jobs we ever take on, its delicate, emotions can run high, on both sides, as Mothers on occasions our help is rejected, as they do not wish to face this aspect of their life, or admit that they cannot do it without you,this is where we have to step up, and take care with nearly everything we say and do, we have to think before we act, this is added stress for us, we also have to cope with the emotion as seeing this woman who has guided you all your life, cannot forfill this role any longer, and this is difficult for us to understand, we do understand obviously, it is the law of life, but what we feel inside cannot be simply swept away. However, the most important thing is that they are loved or have been if sadly that is the case.There is a saying, that Mothers hold their childrens hands for a while, but their hearts forever, I believe this to be true, whatever our circumstances may be. Life is to short, to not share the love of your Mother, they are women who would walk on water for you if that was possible. I have a beautiful Spanish piece of writing, which I think could be perfect for this post:
Una Madre es una estrella fugaz, que pasa por tu vida una vez…………
Amala porque cuando su luz se apague, jamas la volveras a ver………..
In English it would be something like this:
A Mother is like a shooting star, which pass through your life just once………
Love her, for when the light goes out, she will never pass by again……..
I cannot think of anything more fitting than my M in my challenge to stand for Mother. And I hope you agree.
Please Note: (Translations can not always be an exact translation of the word, this is my version)