“Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.”
– Robert A. Heinlein
This month at Yonsei, we’re focusing on appreciation, specifically, appreciating the amazing women in our students’ lives. As we prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, we at Yonsei want to take the time to thank all the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and friends who are involved in the lives of students. On a regular basis, you’ll see mothers in our Yonsei family running their kids between the dojang, school, and extracurriculars, all while managing their own careers. We are proud to have stay-at-home moms, real estate agents, doctors, and nurses as part of our Yonsei family.
This first week, we have encouraged our students to complete a simple task: give your mom a hug. As simple as this task is, we know that this gesture means the world to a mother, a grandmother, and anyone who cares for a child. Interflora India beautifully explains why mothers are so special.
The word “Mother” resonates with blissful unconditional love and care that is the basic need of every child. The reasons for her existence in a child’s life are endless and it applies to the entire living world of humans and animals. The connect of children with mothers seems to be eternal as this bond starts way before birth. If we go to jot down the list of reasons that make moms so important, then it might seem endless, but we have listed five most crucial reasons why a mother is so important for a child.
- Mother’s love is unconditional
One look in a mother’s eye for her child and we come to realize the meaning of unconditional love. Though we all have become a pro with words and can exactly convey our emotions, expressing a mother’s love in words is still very difficult. For a mother, a child always remains her baby even if he turns 60 or becomes a tycoon, a leader, or a thinker. Mothers hold this strong aspect of loving their children in any phase of life or situation. This unconditional love of mothers is what makes them so special for every child.
- Mothers are the 1st teachers
For a child, the process of learning starts right from the birth or even before it. We all know that during pregnancy mothers are told to read good books, listen to soothing music and so on. They do this because though the child is still to face the world, but the baby already develops a connection with the world through the mother. Later, the baby is acquainted with the world, 1st by their mothers and later by others. Whatever the language, caste or custom, every baby learns to call his/her mother first. “Mother, ma, mama” is the first word that comes out from the baby’s mouth. A mother teaches her child everything that she knows right from talking, walking to living a fulfilling life. She is also the one who disciplines and educates a child for a better living. Right from getting up to sleeping, a mother teaches all she knows. Mother also goes through the process of learning again to help her child gain better knowledge.
- Mothers give hope
If it weren’t for mothers, this world would sound hopeless. It is a fact that life is filled with varied experiences and some of them are not so good. A child faces these situations right from the start, but it is the mother who, with her love, care and comfort assure that in the end good always prevails. Through her eyes and confidence, a child can always see the light on the other side of the tunnel. Whether facing exams, competitions or the hardships of life, children always seek guidance and support from their mothers first.
- Mothers know their children inside out
or a mother, her child is an open book. She knows her child like no other. Whatever the child feels, mother knows it, and nothing remains hidden from her. She is the best judge of her child’s personality, and she makes sure that the child is treated and disciplined accordingly. Knowing her child’s interests and needs, she accommodates new changes for the betterment and overall development of her child (enrolling the child in activities like swimming, dancing, drawing, changing school and the pattern of learning to name a few).
- Mothers are foundations and pillars
We all need that someone on whom we can fall back on in times of crisis, especially emotional ones. What better than the arms of a mother where all the problems, insecurities and negative feelings come to a standstill. A child always needs the support of the mother, be it any phase of life like going to school, marriage, having a baby. She is the one who acts like a strong pillar on which a child can depend.
Love the way she does
We can never pay back for whatever a mother has done and continues to do for us. All we can do is reciprocate the same love and affection just the way she does. Though a mother will never ask anything in return for her love, care, and protection, we can always make her feel special with small and sweet gestures. So, if you are thinking of making her feel special, take Mother’s Day or her birthday as an opportunity to tell her how important she is to you. Express your love with pink flowers, and she is sure to appreciate your sweet gesture.