My Mother Guides
Being a mother is a position that comes without a defined guide-book or instructions. However, I am fortunate to know a few fantastic mothers. These are women who I have watched over time as they raise their own children. I have taken notes, but best of all I have been able to call on them, on numerous occasions, just to get their advice on different parenting situations. They are my personal “Mother Guides”, and I thank God for them.
I know that everyone has their own situations to deal with, but if ever there is a time that I am feeling absorbed by the everyday pressures of being a single mother, I know that I can sound off and get invaluable information from one of my “Mother Guides”. A “Mother Guide” listens and guides you to optional ideas/methods that you might not have come up with on your own. Sometimes I go to more than one ‘Mother Guide’ because each one has their own strength and ability. In the end, I feel clearer and more capable of dealing with whatever challenges are in my path. My ‘Mother Guides’ keep me on the straight and narrow, letting me know when I’m on the right path or straying too far away from it (based on their own trial and errors).
Today is Mother’s Day, and even though, for me, the day is no different from any other day, I want to acknowledge my ‘Mother Guides’ (you know who you are), because without them, being a single mother would be so much harder. My ‘Mother Guides’ are a blessing from God, and I am thankful to have them in my life.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the true mothers (someone who is lovingly and selflessly aiding in the growth and guidance of another person).
Peace and blessings.