WAHM Parenting Diaries

To All Mothers Around the World…

You who had mixed emotions the moment you see those two lines on the pregnancy test you bought at a local drugstore; 
You who suffered nausea, headache, dizziness, and morning sickness;
You who happily watch your tummy grow little by little each day;
You who was completely shocked the moment you felt your child’s first kick;
You who endured hours of labor pain that felt like it was killing you;
You who could not stop those tears from rolling down your cheeks the moment you first saw your little one – 

Today, the world celebrates moms and the good things they’ve done! What a chaotic world would it be without mothers? Aside from our biological moms, we also have aunts, godmothers and spiritual mothers who are dear to us – let them know you care and that you wish them well.

There were times in the past that I made my mother cry because of disobedience. One night, she told me to go to the room so we could talk and while we were inside, I saw my mother weep because of me. To what reason? I do not recall anymore – all I know now is that it was because of my nasty attitude. She asked me what she needed to do so I would change. At that time, I was not sorry for what I did. There was guilt but I did not see her pain enough to even say “sorry”. To me, it felt like she was just trying to get sympathy.

And although I have already apologized to Nanay repeatedly, I wish I could turn back the time and just hug her tight that night. I bet it would have lessened the pain she felt. 

Looking at it now, I cannot believe how hard-hearted I was at that time. And although I have already apologized to Nanay repeatedly, I wish I could turn back the time and just hug her tight that night. I bet it would have lessened the pain she felt.

Our parents, not just our moms went through a lot of trials and hardships just to raise us into who we are now. If there’s one thing I can tell the younger generation now, it is to be kind to their parents. You may have heard others say, “I just truly realize how great my parents’ love is now that I become a parent myself”. That is true – that was one of my realizations in life too. But if possible, don’t wait for that day, as sometimes, that day might be too late already.

Wherever you are now, remember your parents. If they’re anywhere near, give them hugs and kisses. If they are miles away, grab that phone and give them a call. They don’t need expensive gifts, even a simple, “I love you” means a lot to them.

0 Replies to “To All Mothers Around the World…”

  1. Belated Happy Mother's Day to you, Nilyn and to all your mommy readers. Being a mom is such a blessing and a sacrifice – but everything is always worth it just for our little ones. 🙂

  2. Unfortunately, I was not able to celebrate Mother's Day, every February kasi ang Mother's Day sa Norway. Waah! Anyway, NakikiMother's Day na lang ko sa social media, hehehe! Belated Happy Mother's Day! Tama yung sinasabi ng iba na maiintindihan mo rin ang sinasabi ng nanay mo pag naging nanay ka na rin. 🙂

  3. Its nearing father's day now. I dont know if ive greeted you a happy mother's day. If not, a happy mother's day to you. Youve been a great mother to your only son and even a great mother to your two siblings. I could see a great mother, too in Davao. She must have raised you that well. And she must be a good example, too.

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