How to Love your Mother

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This may be common sense but if you grew up like me without a mother, this is exciting to share. I have been transparent about my relationship with my mother. But all is well that ends well and I am so glad that we are now in good terms. At my age, I am still longing for a mother’s care, and how I wish I could have more time to show how much I love her. Nevertheless, this is what I learned during the four months of being together.

Care for her

We as adults have a life of our own. We work hard to earn money, settle down and raise our own family. However, some of us forget that they still have a mother to care for. She may not demand for an attention but deep inside, she is just waiting for you. It may not be our obligation to return the favor of taking good care of her when she is already old, but it is our love for her that will tell us to do it.

Respect her

Mothers are also humans who are capable of making mistakes. The problem with some children is they expect perfection from their mothers. If you think she has made wrong decisions in her life, respect her. Although they may be against to your principles and ideology, you are not in the right position to judge her. For all you know, she did it because she loves you.

Listen to her

Mothers can be sarcastic sometimes and she gives advises seem like a tape recorder that you hear everyday. You may even think she does not trust you especially when we were young. It is sad that some children become rebellious because they don’t understand that every word of a mother do not com from her mouth, but from her heart. You will understand her when you become a mother, too.

Scold her

Yes, scold her. Sometimes, our mothers are hard-headed too. There are mothers who are still working hard to help us but they forget that they are not getting any younger. She has been working hard since you were born anyway. They have to enjoy life too. Although this advice may sound bizarre, mothers also like to be scolded. This means that you care for her health. But be careful when you do it, mothers are sensitive.

Tell her

There may be endless ways to say I Love You, Mom! But the best way is tell this in front of her wearing your sweetest smile. Some adults are hesitant to do this and I find it absurd. Why is it so hard to tell I Love You to the person who brought you in this world? Do you know how many times she told you how much she loves you since you were born? So go ahead, tell her how much you love her and thank her for all the wonderful things she gave you, before it’s too late.

This post is dedicated to my mother, my wife and to all the mothers in the world.

Happy Mother’s day!

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May 10, 2008 at 5:23 PM

That is so touching! I hope my son would do that to me :)

BTW, just reminding you about your submission for the 1st Pinoy Parenting Blog Carnival. Deadline tonight!


  Guardian Angel

May 10, 2008 at 7:32 PM

Hi Theworkingmom,

I just posted my entry and submitted the link as a comment to your blog.

I hope I am just right in time.