Yesterday, many churches trooped out en masse to celebrate mothers. This is what has motivated me to write this piece in honour of mothers.
Motherhood like a friend of mine once said, is the most difficult task on earth. It has no holidays, rest and all the luxuries of life. In any society, the role of women cannot and should not be underestimated. Should we talk about the pain of conception and delivery, or the performance of a lion share of household chores – cooking, training etc.
Now the question is this: What are the qualities that differentiate mothers from the rest members of the society and the family? Afterall, nature has created other members to include: children and fathers.
This question is important and should be given deep thoughts. However, few words scribbled on paper might not be sufficient to give answers to the question. Notwithstanding, there are different virtues and characteristic features that aside and distinguish mothers from others groups of people found in any known human society.
Mothers perform variety of functions in the home, school, market and other places. It is said that mothers are embodiments of compassion, love, care and emotion which is behind the comprehension of the human mind. It is even said that the success of any person, group or society depends on the person known as a Mother.
Therefore, I am using this medium to celebrate the mothers:
- Who had to endure the pain of conception and labour to increase the society’s population.
- Who shed tears prayerfully both publicly and secretly for the success of their husbands and children.
- Whose mind weren’t at rest until the members of household are safe and secure after going out.
- Who Had to endure hunger to make sure everyone is satisfied.
- Who ran helter-skelter when sickness struck their spouse and children
- Who had to work extra mile when their bread winners were rendered incapacitated through death, sickness or situations beyond their control.
Conclusively, to all mothers (young, old, working, retired, rich, poor etc), I say a “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY”.