A Mother’s Love is strong, never ending, and unconditional.
For many of us it is the deepest love we have ever felt. Our Mom is the one who brought us into the world and guided us along the way as we fumbled.
My relationship with my Mom is a friendship and bond that has grown and changed over the years.
You won’t believe this one, but I came into the world as a timid little thing. My Mom often tells me, “Moni, you were born scared.” Yup, that was me. I was the kid who did not want to go into the basement to play with the other kids, I would rather sit on my Mom’s lap where it was safe and listen to the adults talk.
My Mom was considerate of my sensitivities and the love I could draw on was without bounds or limits. This kind of love gave me confidence and helped me to come out from behind my Mom’s skirt and step into the world. As I grew up, I became outgoing, the kid with tons of great friends and a girl with big dreams.
Growing up, I was far from perfect but my parents and my Oma gave my brother and me so much love. All three of them were strict too, mind you, no one took crap but that was good!
In high school and my early 20’s I had my Oma to talk to about boys and dating and she always reminded me of how special I was and that I deserved only the best. The stories of her and my Opa were like little fairy tales to me and I wanted the same devotion and friendship with my future husband as she had with my Opa.
Now as a 47 year old woman I still draw on that love. My Mom believes in me and everything I do. She believes I can accomplish anything. When I feel sorry for myself she snaps me out of it. When I feel like giving up she reminds me of all the good that I’ve done to get this far. When I have reason to celebrate she celebrates with me and keeps reminding me of my accomplishments, especially during the times where I may have forgotten.
That is a quick synopsis of the motherly love that is available to me every day and passed down through the generations.
This is not everyone’s story. Some of you, like me, are Moms to a fur baby. Some of you are missing your Mom’s today and some of you may have an estranged relationship with your Mom.
I just want you to know that I’m holding you close in my heart today. Life is full of ups, downs and unexpected circumstances beyond our control.
What we can control is our feminine power and the love that we give to others. As Mother Teresa said, “Do small things with great love”
Be a glorious Mother figure to yourself, your friends, your family and your animals.
Have patience, be kind and believe. Dreams can come true, all you need is love.
PS I would love to hear about the motherly love that you give and/or receive. Your story is important too. Please share below in the comments.