Mothers’ day is the day we celebrate and profess our love for our mothers. The one who gave birth to us, the one who nurtured us, the one who lead us on the straight and narrow path. Today is a day of celebration for many but for some it brings a feeling dejection. This feeling stems from some never having the opportunity of knowing their mothers while others may have lost their mothers along the way.
Nevertheless, this day is not without meaning. For those who knew their mothers, it gives them an opportunity to reminisce and remember the treasured moments they shared with their mothers while for others, it gives them time to reflect and identify those individuals in their lives, who stood in the capacity of mother when they needed it most.
I express my respect and appreciation for all mothers. Both mothers who raised their own children and those who took up the responsibility of raising another’s child- the grandmothers, the aunts, the sisters, the cousins, the distant relatives, the teachers, the church sister and the neighbour- who made it their duty to fill the gap; to make a child feel loved, appreciated and special. I thank you. Your efforts will not go unrewarded.
I wish you all a HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY! as you continue to nurture, encourage and inspire us- your children.