Mothers – A special gift from God (Week two)

May 10, 2018

The Counseling Corner

By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th

This month we are celebrating motherhood. Mothers do not come in a “onesize/ fit all” package, but every mother is special in her own right. In continuation of this month’s celebration of motherhood, the following are “10 Reasons Why Mothers Are Important” published in Psychology Today (May 2013):

1. If it weren’t for your mom, you wouldn’t be breathing right now. If nothing else, you should thank her for that.

2. Mothers are the emotional backbones of the family. They provide the holding place for everyone’s feelings and do their best to keep us from being hurt.

3. Who would kiss your boo-boos to make it all better if she weren’t around? Mothers have the magic touch (and kiss) to help us heal our wounds, physical and emotional.

4. Truly, our mothers worked hard and made sacrifices, so our lives would be better. There are not a lot of people willing to do that, so let her know you appreciate it.

5. Mothers are forgiving— so forgive her in return. Perhaps nothing will be as valuable a gift to both of you as forgiveness. Open your heart and drop your resentments. Now that’s love.

6. When you want to climb the tallest mountain, your mother will make your lunch for you. She is the one who will support your dreams when no one else will. She will also remind you to wear clean underwear.

7. Her boundaries made you a better person. You may not have liked some of her decisions, especially when you wanted to party with your friends, but she did keep you out of trouble. Look at some of your friends without a mom who has cared that much.

8. A mother’s ears and eyes hear and see everything. They also have a computer- like memory for all the good (and some of the bad) that came your way. It’s nice to have someone with whom you can reminisce about your whole life.

9. Mom taught you to be a functioning adult. That was her job, and without that, making it through the modern world would be very hard. Your mom may have forced you to do your homework, but now you see how important it was.

10. A mother’s smile, when it is directed toward you, makes your day a whole lot better. All she needs is to know that she has helped you to be and feel your best. Say thank you.

Happy Mother’s Month to All Our Very Special Mothers!

Next Week: Continuation

The writer does not assume responsibility in any way for readers’ efforts to apply or utilize information or recommendations made in these articles, as they may not be necessarily appropriate for every situation to which they may refer. If you would like to contact Rev. Lester, write to her c/o P.O. Box 121, Brookfield, WI. 53008.