Mother’s Love

Mother's Love
11th May 2014 is Mother's Day.
Here's wishing all mothers a very Happy Mother's Day!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my mother,
for her love, concern, time, energy in caring for me and
bringing me up.

When we were young, the family financial condition was not good.
My father was the sole bread-winner and had to support the whole family,
including the four of us siblings and our mother.

My mother would take some work from the nearby factories to do at home,
putting the finishing touch to the factory mass-produced sweaters,
which includes some sewing, threading, flipping and
removing unwanted knitted material from the sweaters etc.
I remember helping her do some of these work after school.

She still needed to upkeep the house, do laundry by hand,
cook our meals and also the sleepless nights when we were unwell.
She took care of us when we were sick and brought us to
many doctors, physicians or even seek divine help when
we don't seem to recover fast enough.

She barely attended school and was not perfect.
Yet she did her best based on available resources and
what she thought to be the best way to bring up the four of us,
including my youngest sister, who was born with Down's Syndrome.
I could imagine the heartache, anxiety, stress and worry that we gave.
Of course, there was happiness and joy as well.

Looking back, I realized the challenging and difficult journey that
my parents went through, my father mainly providing for us,
and my mother mainly taking care of us.

Thank you mother, thank you father.
Thank you, thank  you, thank you.

Below is a story that sums up a mother's love
and probably most or all of you can resonate with it.

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A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while
she was fixing supper, and handed her a piece of paper that he had
been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she read
it, and this is what it said:

For cutting the grass: $5.00
For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00
For going to the store for you: $.50
Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $.25
Taking out the garbage: $1.00
For getting a good report card: $5.00
For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00
Total owed: $14.75

Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see
the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen,
turned over the paper he'd written on, and this is what she wrote:

For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me:
No Charge
For all the nights that I've sat up with you, doctored and prayed for
you:
No Charge
For all the trying times, and all the tears that you've caused through
the years:
No Charge
For all the nights that were filled with dread and for the worries I knew
were ahead:
No Charge
For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose:
No Charge
Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is:
No Charge.

When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there
were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and
said, “Mom, I sure do love you.” And then he took the pen and in
great big letters he wrote: “PAID IN FULL”.

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Yes, priceless and yet no charge!
All borne out of love.

If one or both of your parents are still around,
Remember to honor, respect and spend time with your parents who gave you life.
Remember the woman who carried you for nine months.
Take time to make a phone call.
Take time to communicate and clear any misunderstandings.
Take time to go for a meal together
Take time to go for a vacation together.

After all, our time in this world is limited.
Make the best of it and live a life without regrets.

P.S. If you are getting a gift for your mom, wife, self or anyone,
you can consider this.

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