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A mother’s touch is always healing and very soothing. Navodita pays her homage on Mother’s Day. Here’s a Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths.
First things first, let us remind you all who is a mother. A mother is the female parent of a child. Mothers are women who inhabit or perform the role of bearing some relation to their children, who may or may not be their biological offspring. Thus, dependent on the context, women can be considered mothers by virtue of having given birth, by raising their child(ren), supplying their ovum for fertilisation, or some combination thereof. Such conditions provide a way of delineating the concept of motherhood, or the state of being a mother.
Women who meet the third and first categories usually fall under the terms ‘birth mother’ or ‘biological mother’, regardless of whether the individual in question goes on to parent their child. Accordingly, a woman who meets only the second condition may be considered an adoptive mother, and those who meet only the third a surrogacy mother. The above concepts defining the role of mother are neither exhaustive nor universal, as any definition of ‘mother’ may differ based on how social, cultural, and religious roles are defined. The parallel conditions and terms for males: those who are (typically biologically) fathers do not, by definition, take up the role of fatherhood.
Mother and fatherhood are not limited to those who are or have parented.
Mother and fatherhood are not limited to those who are or have parented. Women who are pregnant may be referred to as expectant mothers or mothers-to-be,
though such applications tend to be less readily applied to (biological) fathers or adoptive parents.
The role of a mother is immense in the development of an individual. Many times we take them for granted. But a mother’s touch is always healing and very soothing!
Mothers can hear sentences in the silences of their children.
A classic poem by William Ross Wallace illustrates the influence a mother plays to her child and in the long run to the society; as a mother strives to nurture and teach a child, she explicitly makes the world a better place. Mothers can hear sentences in the silences of their children. Her intuition gives her a strong sense of what is right for her children, what they are good at, how they may excel in the future, what gifts and abilities she needs to make sure are developed in their lives as God intended. She possibly understands a lot about her children – she is the non-verbal communication in any child’s life!
Mothers remain some of our most powerful teachers in the hands-on laboratory of everyday living. Of all their many attributes, all that comes down to is the heart- a heart of a mother. It has everything to do with tenderness and softness, compassion and conscientiousness of the heart. There is nothing quite comforting as a mother’s arm around us when we are lonely, sad or afraid.
Mothers teach us to have confidence in our lives. Mothers know from experience how important it is in our lives to believe in themselves in order for children to be able to whole, strong and grow with a healthy estimation of oneself. One way of parents to breed confidence in a child is to affirm and sharpen his or her thinking.
A mother’s love is unconditional and eternal.
Of all the types of love, a mother’s is the strongest. A mother’s love is unconditional and eternal. A mother’s instinct to protect her offspring begins the moment she is pregnant. Over the following nine months, although she is yet to see her child, he or she becomes the most precious thing in the world. In fact, a child’s relationship with their maternal figure is of vital importance, affecting the way they relate to others throughout their lifetime. Also we do not have to win our mother’s love which adds immensely to our self-esteem.
It is for these very reasons that when we take on the role of motherhood, we reveal a new part of ourselves. We are stronger, capable of sacrificing everything for our children. Mythology and religion make multiple instances to show the unconditional love between a mother and child- Demeter, Goddess of Agriculture in Greek mythology, gives rise to the changing of the seasons after her daughter Persephone is kidnapped. Virgin Mary goes on to defeat the Devil himself after she sees her son die on the Cross.
So, always revere your mother! It’s a bond you will always cherish and keep for ages to come.
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