Sunday, May 10, 2009

I am not the soft-spoken-sweet-sunshiny-lovey-dovey type of a mother. As daughter #2 once jokingly(?) said their childhood was like living in a concentration camp. I was strict with play, study, TV, and sleep time. My scheduled for them just had to be followed. I did not settle for less from them for I know they could do better. The first three girls said that daughter # 4, my son and Ethan had it easy for by the time they came out into the world I was more mellow. My three eldest forgot to equate that by the time daughter # 4 and my son where in grade school they were already in their teens and it was time for me to be their friend and not their Gestapo.

I once had a row with my one of my first three daughters and she said that I was never ever contented with what she does or with any aspect of her life. I said that that is not true for as her mother I was her greatest critic and number one fan. A mother's love is akin to the fruits of the Holy Spirit as mentioned in I Corinthians.

Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous; is not proud;
is not conceited; does not act foolishly; is not selfish;
is not easily provoked to anger; keeps no record of wrongs;
takes no pleasure in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth;
love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,
and endures all things. ~I Corinthians 13:4-7


To all the great mothers out there. Different strokes for different folks but I know that you, like me, will move mountains and cross seas for the sake of our children. I salute you!


Happy Mother's Day!
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Posted by desperateblogger On 5/10/2009 08:50:00 PM 10 comments

10 comments:

  1. while reading your post, I got reminded of my Mom who is just like the way you are as a Mom to your children. the difference though is that by the time I was born (4th daughter) she was still the same. she has mellowed quite a bit the past 5 years, konti lang hahaha.

    enjoy your special day!

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  2. Back atcha! Anong plano? Are you getting a 'day off'?

    Have a great Mother's Day!


    Huling

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  3. @ juliana: lol. at least nag mellow kahit konti. =)


    @ huling: grand reunion ng elementary school ko today in taytay. i normally don't attend but my batchmates are so insistent. may motorcade pa raw. be leaving in a few minutes.

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  4. happy mother's day to you too. have a great day.

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  5. happy mother's day ms lena! ^_^

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  6. Happy Mother's Day Lena.

    Luvs,

    Snow xoxoxox

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  7. that is motherhood! but at least now they do understand why you have to be what you were before. and look how they all turned out! that just means you did a very very good job!

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  8. Happy Mother's Day!

    I want to quote this lines:

    "I was strict with play, study, TV, and sleep time. My scheduled for them just had to be followed."

    Di ko yata kaya 'to. first, Thea is really fond of watching cartoons, so from 7:00 to 9:00 am, kanya ang TV. sleep time, konti lang ang nap time nya usually 3-5:30pm. tapos late pa natutulog sa gabi... pag nag-school na sya next yr, dapat maging strict na ako sa mga rules na ganito :)

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  9. @ shimumsy: hi to a great mom!

    @ eMz: thanks! someday mom ka na rin.

    @ snow: belated happy mother's day to you.

    @ sheng: as i've said "different strokes for different folks". =)


    @ wena: ay nako same with ethan. i just don't have the energy or the will to implement strict rules on him. iba na pag apo inaalagaan. malambot na puso. =)

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