Today's post is different. I don't want to focus on the monsters. Today I wish only to recall this moment of love, of beauty and of being able to still wish goodness upon this world.
When I heard about the women in Cleveland held captive for years, and their ultimate escape due to the heroics of a man that was willing to help, it gave me hope. You see, when we are constantly barraged with negativity, it is easy to forget the beauty that continues to exist, and this beauty I re-discovered, when I heard the story about the lady who escaped and took her daughter with her. A daughter born in captivity.
I couldn't help what came out, as I pondered the idea of motherhood.
Motherhood changes a woman, not only physically but also mentally. Instead of worrying about ourselves, we become more family oriented; leaving the ratchet behavior behind, growing up and taking responsibility for the one(s) that we brought forth into this world. Now, I speak from a place of growth, for not all females have truly become women, understanding what it means to be a mother, but let me give you my humble opinion.
A mother is one that will go without to make sure her children have what they need. She will stretch a dollar to make it worth ten, providing all of the necessities for her child, protecting her child from harm like a lioness, and fierce in the face of danger or threat. It is here where the mother becomes the strongest of fighters; the best of negotiators and the mightiest of heroes.
A mother will always have the ear to listen to their child, comfort them during times of illness, discomfort or pain. She will tend to her child as a gardener, planting seeds of good seeds. For, what you put into a child, that is what you get out of it.
A mother is a fine-tuned machine, able to operate under the highest of stress, and while accomplishing the things on her to-do list, she will always have time for a wonderful hug, and butterfly kisses. Mothers are the gatekeepers to what our children become. We are the backbone of the family, able to make the world better by sharing a simple smile.
When I look at my mother, I can only hope one day to be as strong as she is; for even now, when I need to be comforted, I turn to the woman that has always been there and who continues to accompany me in this wonderful journey.
This weekend, instead of focusing on the toxicity that the news can sometimes focus on, let's focus on the heroes in our lives and start be thanking our mothers.
May your Mother's Day be profoundly blessed and filled with utter joy!
If you are in the Richmond, VA area, please stop by Regency Square Mall on Saturday, May 11 from 10-4, where Tina Glasneck will be hosting the Celebrate with a Book Author Book Signing and Reading. There will be a variety of genres present. To learn more about this event, please visit: www.celebratewithabook.com
Tina Glasneck enjoys looking on the darker side of things, and still finding a glimmer of hope. When she is not creating worlds, she can be found multi-tasking. To learn more about Tina, and to stay up-to-date on her works, please connect with her at www.TinaGlasneck.com or on facebook at www.facebook.com/TinaGlasneck