Sunday, 12 May 2013

Happy Mother's Day

I have been a mother for 16 years. Looking back, it is definitely been a very tough journey. Though I promised that I won't blog about my parenthood in here but as today's is Mother's Day, I can't help but to pen a little about my journey.

I turned down a makan session as I am not well (recovering from a flu) but the little gift from my kids that I received today had been a big surprise to me especially from my first child and the effort from my second.  

I am sure for all mothers out there it is not the value that is attached to the gift but the thoughts behind it.  

Again, from today’s gift, I realised that my kids has reached another milestone of showing me their love. 

There are days it seems like a dark tunnel I am swimming in but today, my spirit and mood has been lifted to great height.  A moment that I felt what I had gone through in the past years, might not have been nothing. 

Perhaps it is really a phrase that each mother will have to go through but by being the sand bag that our kids punched on while seeking their own identity is not an easy task.

I have never been a difficult child and thus, my parenthood seems much harder to understand and tougher to relate to.

Years ago, someone told me this, worrying comes together as a package for this role, as a mother.

When they are infants, we worry that they are hungry.
When they are toddlers, we worry that they will hurt themselves.
When they are teens, we worry that they will mix with bad influence.
When they are school going kids, we worry about their school work.
When they are adolescent, we worry about BGR.
When they are young adults, we worry about them not getting a good job.
When they are of marrying age, we worry that they cannot find a partner.
When they got married, we worry that they won’t have children.
When they finally have children, we worry that they don’t know how to care for the youngs.

I realised that this path that I chosen will make me a better and stronger person at the end of the road. 

To all the mothers, give yourself a pat on the shoulder especially on this special day.

Happy Mother’s Day. 


  1. Hi Edith,
    Your have wonderful children! I am so touched reading the card from your son! And your daughter is so cute with her special card! You are indeed blessed with such a loving family!
    Happy Mother's Day, hope that you are having a great time with your family!

    1. Thanks Kitchen Flavours, been through alot to come to this stage. Happy Mother's Day to you too.

  2. Aw, so sweet! The Lord's blessing is our greatest gift.Have a blessed Mother's Day, Edith!

    1. Happy Mother's Day to you too!

  3. You have really taught your children well, Edith. That is why on this day, they are just showing a little of their appreciation. Give yourself a good pat on your back. You're the best mother for them. :) Hope you had a good Mother's Day!

  4. Edith, I feel very happy for you...especially reading your boy's words...very touching. I wish you Happy Mother's Day, Every Day of your life :):)


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