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As Mothers Day draws closer and closer, I'm reminded of how much support I have gotten from my beautiful Mom. Raised me as a Single Mother but never not once spoke unkind words of my Father who left and never contacted us when she was still pregnant with me. She said that no matter the hurtful was, her blessing was giving birth and having me. She raised me to be a strong woman and when I was weak at times, she gave me strength I needed.

I pray that I can be that arm of strength for my children. I know that they are indeed the greatest gift I have ever been given.


Susan K.A.'s picture

Loving Mother

Hi Chargerrose,

My mom gives me strength too....just knowing she's there and loves me unconditionally gives me wings. I too want to be that "arm of strength" for my children. I appreciate the gratitude you have for your family.




"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being."

Sangita Thapa's picture

Mothers are God!

Mothers are the incarnation of God. No matter what they have to go through, how hard they have to work, they would never let us feel the lack or scarcity in life and would always want us to be happy. Im so touched by your respect and love for mothers. Your mother's hard work and suffering has resulted into making you a strong and wise woman. Thank you for being such a good daughter dear.

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similar stories

I know what you mean chargerrose.
My father and mother went their own way while I was still in the safety of her womb.

She did remarry and our journey was not always smooth. But I never recall her cursing or bad mouthing my father. He was scarce, I did not see him or hear from him much.
And we managed. She is my strength and that strength makes us tougher I guess.

But I am starting to believe, this toughness is also our vulnerability.
I am finding that this being tough is taking a toll on me. Do you experience something similar?
Do you have days where you wish you had a "normal" life? A regular family?

Anyways. I wish you more strength. And I am sure your children would be so much luckier to have you as their mother.


Yes, I agree. I know that my toughness carried me through so much but soon everyone knew I was tough enough to make it and treated me as if I had no vulnerability. Yet I did have vulnerabilities and because I couldn't show them I ended up crashing into a deep depression and now I still struggle trying to have others realize that I am not Superwoman and shouldn't have to be.


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