This is day is doubly important to me. It is mother’s day. At the same time, it is also my father’s birthday.
But I am dedicating this blog entry to honor the most important mothers in my life. They are my very own Nanay Paz, my Mother-in-Law, Nanay Linda, and of course the mother of my kids, my ex-girlfriend and permanent house mate, Marie.
I would like to give special mention to a few other special mothers: my sisters-in-law, Ate Veron and Tina; All the mothers in my extended family –aunties, cousins, nieces; To friends who are also celebrating motherhood –Â Liezel Gerada, Dharl Balbin, Liezl Esguerra, Jane Quiambao, Cecile Ilagan… ; The mothers in Marie’s Bonsai Group. And to the countless other mothers who have touched my life and that of my family in so many special ways Ã± I salute all of you.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Here’s a little something for all the mothers out there.
Why are you crying, a young boy asked his Mom?
“Because I’m a woman,” she told him.
“I don’t understand,” he said.
His Mom just hugged him and said, “And you never will, but that’s O.K.”…….
Later the little boy asked his father, “Why does Mom seem to cry for no reason?”.
“All women cry for no reason,” was all his Dad could say……
The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry. Finally he put in a call to God and when God got back to him, he asked “God, why do women cry so easily?”
“When I made woman, I decided she had to be special.
I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet, made her arms gentle enough to give comfort…
I gave her the inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times will come even from her own children.
I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going and take care of her family and friends, even when everyone else gives up, through sickness and fatigue without complaining…
I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her badly….
She has the very special power to make a child’s boo-boo feel better and to quell a teenager’s anxieties and fears…
I gave her strength to care for her husband, despite faults and I fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart…
I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly…
For all of this hard work, I also gave her a tear to shed. It is hers to use whenever needed and it is her only weakness….
When you see her cry, tell her how much you love her, and all she does for everyone, and even though she may still cry, you will have made her heart feel good.
She is special!