Herald Journal Columns
May 8, 2006, Herald Journal

Mothers are special

By PAM FIECKE

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. Mom is one of the first words that a child says when he/she learns to speak. To a child’s ear, “mother” is magic in any language.

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in thought. A mother always has to think twice,once for herself, and once for her child.

Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see. Everybody knows that a good mother gives her children a feeling of trust and stability. She is the only one they can count on for the things that matter most of all.

A mother understands what a child does not say. She is their food, and their bed, and extra blankets, when it grows cold in the night; she

is their warmth and health, and their shelter; she is the only one they want to be near when they cry.

Somehow, even her clothes feel different to her children’s hands from anybody else’s clothes. Only to touch her skirt or her sleeve makes a troubled child feel better.

She remains the center of attention, and respect, for a child, for a long time. It is her love, and peace, in her lap that clings forever to the memory of a child.

Even when she is no more, her image in our hearts, manages to make us smile, even in the lowest period of our lives, and urges us to go on.


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