Mother: An epitome of love M Ahmad
The bond between a mother and her child is something that is cherished for eternity and one day is surely not enough to celebrate motherhood. However, every year, a day is specially marked for mothers all across the globe to pay homage to their hard work in fulfilling their duties with no wages and no holidays.
It is believed that a mother is an epitome of love, generosity, and sacrifice who endures all the hardships and works for 365 days non-stop to provide solace to her children. To celebrate their commendable strength and selfless care, Mother’s Day is a special occasion to honour their efforts.
Every year Mother’s Day is observed on the second Sunday in the month of May. Hence, this year the special day will fall on May 8, 2022. Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.
Anna Jarvis’ campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognised holiday in the United States began back in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. She had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues.
Anna Jarvis wanted to honour her mother by continuing the work she started. Hence she took it on herself to create a special day for mothers all around the world. Almost two decades later, in 1941, it was Woodrow Wilson who designated the second Sunday in the month of May as a national holiday to honour mothers.
A mother has different names like mommy, mom, and mamma, but every mother has the same role in our lives. She is a pillar of support for every family. She is the caretaker and gives unconditional love to all. The definition of a mother can be different for every individual, for someone she may be a caretaker, for someone she may be a best friend, and for someone, she is the best cook.
We celebrate Mother’s Day to pay gratitude and appreciation to every mother in this world. The day holds significance as it celebrates the existence of mothers and appreciates all they do for their children. It honors the mothers, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. The day is meant to make mothers feel special and loved.
The day is celebrated to acknowledge and appreciate the love, care, and sacrifice a mother takes upon for her child. On this day, children do extra efforts to make their mother feel special. The day serves as a gesture to pay gratitude to the mothers who play different roles in the lives of people around them. From being a parent, a sister, a daughter, a friend, and a wife, to the endless relations in society, mothers bear the responsibility of holding on to family and nurturing it.
Of all, Mother is a word which fills everyone with emotions. A Mother is certainly the most important human being in everyone’s life. Mother’s Love for her child certainly cannot be compared with anything. Her level of forgiveness is unmatchable. A Mother is capable of forgiving any wrongdoing and sacrifices her happiness for her child. Mothers play a huge role in determining a child’s attitude.
Whether a child will be good or evil in the future mostly depends upon the Mother. The moral values taught by Mother probably play a huge role. Individuals often remember their Mother’s values until old age. Hence, the Mother is responsible for the well-being of society.
The future of society in a large way is the result of a Mother’s teaching. A mother is such a great inspiration that only one day is not enough to appreciate the efforts of a mother. Mothers are precious gifts from God. Without mothers, life would certainly be dark and gloomy. Most noteworthy, a Mother’s heart is made of gold. A few words of acknowledgment would fill her heart with happiness.
A Mother is a gem in everyone’s life. She is the ultimate source of happiness for a child. Her contributions are certainly too great to imagine. Above all, her love is pure and innocent. To find a Mother who does not love is probably an impossible task.
(The author is a former Incharge Abhedananada Home-Higher Secondary Institution for Inclusive Education, Solina, Srinagar)