Life’s lessons in general are always taught by our mothers when we were young. Growing up. the lessons I’ve learned were added up with some of those I eventually earned bumping to situations that I myself needs to handle from time to time. When I was barely two years old, my father died and so my mother raised me and my younger sister on her own. Of what I turned out to be, I owe it all to my mother. I will always be grateful for anything and everything she has done for us. For the unconditional love and selfless sacrifices over the years, for believing in our strengths and encouraging our little hopes and dreams, for simply being a mother the best she can be.
Among the thousands of things that I learned, these are the few that would always make me think of her.
Love for God – She taught me how to pray and showed me that to be faithfully religious is my only source of strength when times get rough. I grew up not having all the convenience and luxury that life can offer but my mother told me that to be caught in the middle of life’s strongest storms is never a reason to be weak.
To appreciate and be thankful for blessings – “Never bite the hand that feeds you” I once heard this line from her though she never elaborate how that is supposed to mean but my young and innocent mind back then interpreted it as to be always grateful for what I have and for what others has done for me.
To value Education – my mother is a teacher and so it is not a bewilderment to get lectures about doing good in school and studying well. Apart from that, my mother never fails to remind us that education is the only wealth that no one can stole from us and the only wealth a person can take to his grave. I took this advice seriously and constantly remind myself of this thought when I was schooling, however I find it very hard to make my children understand how important education is. I wail and whine to my mother and denounce that my children seems to be taking education for granted.
Respect – She led by example and I learned with her actions that respect is earned only when one knows how to value it. In order to be accepted by others, it is important to respect one’s self and the people around.
The list is endless when we will talk about our mothers and their greatest lessons in life. As they said, to become a mother is the hardest job on Earth. May it be good or bad, behind every living individual, there’s always a mother’s lesson treasured for life.