For some of us one of the most important relationships in our lives is the one we have with our mother. In many cases our mothers were our first teachers. From the moment they first rubbed their bellies as they carried us in their wombs (or perhaps even before that first belly rub) came the outward displays of their love for us. From the rhythmic rocking they did while we cried as infants to the bandaging of our scraped school-aged knees, to the wiping of tears during our tween and teenage years our mothers have been there to love, guide, comfort, and teach. Even as adults the impact they have had on our own lives is ever present. It sometimes manifests itself in a small voice of reason as we contemplate a choice wondering all the while, what our mother might think if she knew or saw or, in a moment in which we carry out an action causing us to utter the words, “I’m turning into my mother” under our breath.
A special thing about the mother child relationship is that it is not limited to those who share the same genetic makeup as us. A mother can be a person who has nurtured you at some time in your life, a person who you have allowed to inhabit a special place in your heart much like you inhabit a special place in theirs. One of the gifts we give to our mothers is our hearts perhaps as a thank you for the fact that they gave us life and then filled it with love. If we are fortunate they protect and cherish us as best they know how and they teach us how to do the same, knowing that one day we will venture out into the world no longer tightly grasping their hand as we did when we were small.
In celebration of our mothers and the lessons they have taught us I asked members of the Babble family to share love lessons they have learned from their mothers. Take a look at 5 lessons we have learned from our mothers:
Happy Mother’s Day! And a special thank you to our mothers for the lessons they have taught us. What are some lessons on life and love you have learned from your mother or a mother figure?
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