Mother’s Love is one of the Greatest Love of All
The fact that they decided to carry us for nine months and underwent a brutal and utterly bloody process which is undeniably life-threatening known universally as child-birth is an indispensable and irrefutable proof of their incomparable love, indefinable devotion, admirable courage and unimaginable selflessness!
That they are willing to accept all pains just to spare the child not even an ounce of it, that they are willing to starve even to the point of deprivation, so long as we may be nurture and sustain, that they are willing to do everything for us, so that we may have the best and that they are willing to sacrifice everything just to provide us with everything is a living testament to the endless affection and everlasting care for us!
This small letter of tribute is not enough to render justice and due recognition to our mothers, yet suffice it to say that, true to their inherent nature and being true to their being; they do not expect us anything, except to return their love to them and to our own child and the child of our child!
Indeed, our mother’s love is unconditional and beyond measure and if I may be allow to express, I will even further stretch the contention; and argue that their love, devotion and affection is one of the greatest love of all!
It is my humble contention that the said argument is beyond dispute and contestation!
My personal life is a bit complicated coming from two different social classes. My father is a bit well to do, by virtue of the fact that he came from the bourgeois class; while my mother came from the proletarian class. I am both a mixed product of heaven and hell, so to speak!
Though, I love my father, I love my mother more. Why? Because even if we are poor and materially deprived; she taught me all the laws of life and the mysteries of existence at the very young age. I believe that what she has transmitted and bequeathed to me is far more superior and undeniably more substantive than all things money can buy.
Material things can come and go, but virtue, responsibility, character and wisdom are elements which can never ever be bought and no one can never ever take away from you.
About those things that money can buy, my dearest mother taught me to value more those things that cannot be equated with financial means nor reduce to economic terms, such as bonding with friends, spending time with the family, the teaching profession, the beauty and majesty of love, the genuineness of friendship, love of life and the courage to stand for something which we believe is true, just and beautiful and the necessary willingness to die, if so required, fighting for those human and noble causes!
And above all, I sincerely love my mother for teaching me to always do the right things at the right time for the right cause, even to the point of death!
Lastly, I would like to thank my dearest beloved mother for teaching me what Kahlil Gibran famously stated that:
“Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their soul,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.”
I love you, my dearest Mama, my Mamouchka, my friend, my teacher, my comrade and my dearest lovely buddy! Hugs!
Happy, Happy Mother’s Day to you and to all mothers of the world!
Jose Mario Dolor De Vega
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