The love of mothers is vital to their children’s well being. Whether your mother is still living or not is not an issue. The truth is, we are deeply affected by our relationship with our mother.
The Letter of Paul to the Corinthians says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it is not boastful, it is not prepared. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth” (13:4-8).
A good mother’s love is like the kind of selfless love described by the Bible. At the same time, she teaches her child how to react, read and to live and be there for her children at all costs. She teaches her children the importance of self-worth. It is not easy to be a mother as it is a life time commitment and to have a mother like mine is a wonderful gift from God.
I can remember my mama when I was a kid. She was only twenty-one years old when my father passed away. We lived beside the house of my grandparents. Our life at that time was so hard and miserable because she didn’t want to face what had happened to my father. She cried every night and it was so difficult for me to understand the reason because I was then only five-years-old. After a year living among hardships, my stepfather appeared. After a couple of months courting my mother, he and my mother got married and later had five children.
Before my mother passed away on 2 February 2018, I got a chance to a have a heart-to-heart talk with her and the rest is history. I love my mother every single day and missed her so much. I know that mama and papa are now in the kingdom of our Lord in heaven.
Note: Manny Andasan passed away a few days after
finishing this article in April.
May he rest in peace.