Happy Mother’s Day!

by Patrick Liew on May 9, 2014

Through the lens of motherhood, we can see a woman’s wisdom, strength, and greatness.

In many households, a woman is expected to do most of the work of looking after the family.

She has to juggle her personal time with her work and her motherly role of looking after the children.

Sometimes, she has to be a full-time mother and a full-time worker at the same time.

I have to say that it is a class act that probably only a woman and not many men can do.

As an expecting mother, she has to carry her baby with a sense of joyful expectation.

Yet, lurking in the corner of her mind are all kinds of anxieties and anguish.

Very often, she has to choose between two diametrically different roles or even combine them together.

She needs to lead the children on the right path.

At the same time, she needs to follow them through meandering tracks so that they can learn the art and skill of independence and interdependence.

A mother has to be a disciplinarian and correct the children.

She has to also be a counsellor and a friend to stroke them after a failure and strengthen them so that they can fly again.

She has to protect her children.

At the same time, she has to take risks so that her children can push themselves out of their comfort zone and learn from the hard knocks of life.

A mother has to toggle between her roles as a trainer and a student.

Yes, if she does not know how to follow and learn from her children, she cannot improve her leadership and mothering skills. She cannot build bridges and bond with them.

We cannot do enough to show our gracefulness and thankfulness to mothers.

They deserve all the love, kindness and graciousness in every sphere of society.


By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

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Please read my reflections and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


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