No matter how strong a mom is, there will be that instance where she will reach the peak of her emotions-and so tears start falling.
Moms are one of the strongest people alive. From the moment she conceives, the morning sicknesses, the labor pains, and the giving birth. The strength required to overcome such things is beyond ordinary. That’s just the start. The sleepless nights, the unpredictable tantrums of kids, the load of household chores, the endless meetings and studies, the nerve-wracking homework of kids…well, warm-up has just begun.
Soon, kids start going to school, turn into teenagers who are slowly trying go their own ways. All these along with being a wife to a husband and an employee or a boss of a company. I sometimes ask myself where moms get the strength to go on. Where they get the inspiration to move forward. Motherhood is a tough unpaid role.
The world should understand that when moms cry:
-They are not seeking attention, but understanding.
-They are not weak, but are trying to be strong.
-They are not trying to explain and prove something, but are releasing emotions.
-They are trying hard not to be burdens, but are looking for some ways to be of help.
-They are not whining. They just feel helpless about the situation.
-They are not lost. They just want to unwind.
-They are not rebels. They just want to rest and think for a while.
-They are not becoming monsters, but are slowly being molded to become better moms.
To dads, husbands, sons, and daughters, next time you see your moms cry, be sure to understand them. You don’t need to argue with them or tell them what to do. They surely know it. They just need to release those emotions as fast as they could in order to breathe in some fresh air once again. They are ok, and they’ll be okay. 🙂
Proverbs 31, speaks about an excellent wife:
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.- Proverbs 31:17
The source of strength matters. Personally, I run to God when I feel I can’t make it through the day, and when I don’t know how to deal with the difficult situation I’m facing. Doing that helps clear my mind and helps me focus on what’s really important.
I can’t do it on my own. I believe God has provided me with a network of people ready to support me when I feel weak. They act as God’s helping hands, guiding me to be stronger as I journey this life of a mom/wife.
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. – Proverbs 31:25
Are you a mom? What are some of the things about motherhood you wish people knew? How do you go through a difficult situation? Share your thoughts below. 🙂