Nothing calms and relaxes your soul and inner being like a mother’s love. We love our mothers dearly and they sure do deserve more thanks and recognition than you could ever fit into one day. As there are more than a million reasons to say “I love you Mum” but they are too many to list, it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t make a start. As we mark Mother’s Day on Sunday 10th May, in honor of all moms, here’s a short list of what you should thank your mum for.
Being a shoulder to cry on
I know all of us can relate. She was there for you when you were dumped for the first time. Only she would understand how petrifying it was to have your first love dump you for a very lame reason. She saw you through the heart ache, telling you that the girl you loved so deeply was just a passing cloud and she is the one who would regret leaving you. And ladies; she persevered through your ‘crazy make up and outfit’ phase as you did your best to get noticed by that hot guy in school or in the neighbourhood. She offered her shoulder when he chose your friend instead because she had longer hair or for some other random reason. Give your mum a big hug and thank her for lending you her shoulder to cry on through the years.
Being the first culinary expert you have ever known
We all have that dish our mum makes that just makes us happy and always reminds us of how much we love her. Her gourmet dishes have a special ingredient: love. Growing up, she always made a big serving for you, probably still does, so that you, her child, could be strong and healthy. Thank her for making sure you always slept on a full stomach and had more than enough food; probably the reason why you want to start working out because she did a good one on you.
Telling it as it is
I don’t get how all mums just have this way of telling their children the plain truth; no sugar-coating but just straight to your face. It’s like they read from the same manual or something. For instance if you bring a friend home and she meets them and her motherly instincts tell her that is not a good person to have as a friend, you will be lucky if she doesn’t start questioning them right there about where they come from, who their parents are and more- only to tell you after they are gone that she did not like your friend. I’m sure if you were to contact that friend and see what they turned out to be today, you would understand why you were told to stop hanging out with them. Thank your mother for that.
For most of us, when we are stuck and have to make a difficult decision, we go to Mum. As they say, mama knows best. She just has a solution to everything and an answer to every question.She has also always been there for you in good and bad times. Her strength rubs off on you and you manage to push on and dream on without giving up, because you are sure she’s got your back. She does this out of love and you should really tell her Thank you.
Her awesome sense of fashion and style
Let’s face it, we all have that one particular dress or suit that we hated with our innermost being and mum loved a bit too much. She made you wear it on every special occasion and you had no choice in the matter for the risk of being left in the house as the rest of the family went out. It took a while but you eventually got to love it and now you have beautiful pictures and memories of that outfit. This was her way of providing for you and making sure her child turned up smarter than all the other children (that’s also why she held your hand and kept warning you not to get dirty).
Being your first teacher and disciplinarian
Mum was the first person who told you not to talk to strangers and to always say Please, Thank You and Sorry when necessary. She was also the one who would give you a thorough beating whenever you did something wrong only to apologize later and make a treat for you which would instantly delete the memory of the pain. If it were not for her slaps and pinches, you would not be the person you are today. Be proud of her and thank her for all the times she put you back in line.
Here are a few places you can take her out for Mother’s Day and thank her for all these things and more!
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