Love of a mother

16 Nov

Love of a mother

A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”
It is fascinating to discover the multitude of the facets a Mom’s love has and I will point some of them below to emphasize the beauty of a mother’s love:

1. Pure

A mother’s love is the purest love on Earth; it represents the highest level of sacrifice and since her baby is born, till the day she dies, a mother is bound to the fruit of her womb and her love is always poured on her child. Caring from the first heartbeats of her young, trough the long feverish nights and counseling the young teenage heart that has fallen in love for the first time…

2. Unconditioned

All these are done without expecting something material in return, except maybe for a loving embrace. How does she know what that baby will treat her like when he grows up? Will he respect her or not? Will he take care of her in her old age or simply forget about her? She doesn’t even care, all she cares about is to do her best to keep her child safe, giving him an education, a shelter, all she can do to offer him more and better than she had. As the good old Danish proverb sais “A rich child often sits in a poor mother’s lap.”

3. Steady ,always the same

In “Beloved” (1987) Toni Morrison adorably puts it in the picture showing that “Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What’s that supposed to mean? In my heart it don’t mean a thing.”

4. Tender as well as most powerful

Tender as a baby’s kiss is the way a mother can be, still, we see her fighting like a young lioness for the protection of her child, don’t you dare harm him in any way whatsoever! She has this “mother instinct” buried deep within her soul and mixed with the purest love, it makes her the most powerful human being. “Who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart.” – German Proverb

5. Forgiving

Second chances do not exist …because she gives a billion second chances if we can call them so. From the first steps to the maturity years, you will not find a deeper human love then that of a good mother. Honoré de Balzac said “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”

6. Temporary blessing…

I have recently seen a funeral of a mother, and the pain in her children’s heart moved me profoundly. I realized more than ever that to have a mother is a temporary blessing, the more you have her around, the more blessed you are. However, sometimes the more we have that fortune, the more we get used to it, take it for granted, forgetting to appreciate this unique human being, whom we can call “mother”. The beautiful bouquets of flowers from the funeral don’t make up for times when we could have done that while she was alive and well, wishing to enjoy the beauty of the flowers showered with our love.

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Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Love


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