A “RIGHT” MOTHER!!!!
by Loraine Ritchey firstname.lastname@example.org
I could write reams and reams about my own mum and actually have done so
A Mothers Book
Lest W Forget
But my thoughts today are not about thanking mums but on what it is like to be a mother.
My own child will be celebrating her first Mothers Day . As I left the hospital that night ,just over a month ago, I thought of how her life would change. She has just started her journey as a mother; it is a journey that has no end whilst we are still among the living.
As she cradled that new little life in her arms and took him into her heart, I knew like millions of “us mothers” she would fight the devil himself to protect him from harm and hurt.
It really doesn’t matter how big he gets or how old- she will always be a mother. Mothers are expected to let go when their child reaches a certain age and maturity , gets married , starts a life of their own. A mother is expected to step back – not interfere- let their child “fly” into the world and for the most part we do.
However, there will be times that “being a mother “ will over ride any protocol , people , situations , embarrassment and no matter the age of mum and child she will “charge in where others fear to tread”
Sometimes she is not thanked , infact just the opposite BUT that doesn’t matter in the least to her as long as child is safe and happy . If you are a “right mother” your own wellbeing, happiness, concern for self comes in a distant 2nd place
So on this Mother’s Day to all you “mothers” I hope you continue to be a “RIGHT MOTHER” –
They may cut the umbilical chord but they can never sever the heart strings!