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Why I Love my Mum!

Updated on May 1, 2011
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the picture of a loving mom

My mom, my hero

 

MY MOM HAS TAUGHT ME WELL!

Whatever I am today, whatever I have achieved...I owe to my mom. She has taught me well.

My mom was not the typical mom who would wake up very early in the morning to prepare breakfast for us. Nor is she the type who will cook merienda for us while we are still in school, so that by the time we get home, there would be a hot cup of chocolate and pancakes waiting for our much-deserved snacks.

No. Mama was more than that. She was the working-mom-kind-of-mother ( accountant by profession) who works 8 hours a day, then comes home and faces the household chores. But she's cool. After dinner, she would always catch her favorite TV programs/series ( and I was almost, always with her when she watches. As a young girl, I was watching TV series meant for adults. Name it, Ive watched it. Dallas, Knots Landing, Hotel, Knightrider, A-Team, Mannix, Streets of San Francisco, Equalizer, Colombo, Vegas, Hart to Hart, Murder she wrote and the list goes on and on and on.

Mama is very intelligent. I admire her for what she knows and for being so cool about it. Ask her any question and she is always beaming with the right answer. (I wonder how she did that). She often challenges my values, my convictions - making sure that I keep the right values close to my heart always, and get rid of the things that destroy both the body, mind and spirit.

I remember watching her tutor my older brother ( the type who would never give up until he fully understands the prose and poetry to be discussed the next day. He wanted to understand every line, every detail so that he can score high in recitation. Well, guess what? He graduated with FIVE HONORS in high school, and has become a consistent scholar in college. Is now a CPA working in a finance institution in Canada.) I know deep in my heart that without mom's dedication and knowledge, he wouldnt have succeeded that much. ( I regret not having spent the same quality time with her).

When I started to grow up and became conscious of my physical "form,"my mom would always highlight what she thinks is good about me. I mean, she would always comment on how good I carry myself and the way I quickly warm up with people.

She has always been fair with me, likewise, telling me what and where to improve on. Always pushing me to read so I would improve on my vocabulary.

I remember telling her about the guys I meet and the guys that interests me? I will never get a "spanking" for that. As a matter of fact, she appreciates my honestly and openness and would always remind me to stay on the safe and clean side. She was diplomatic enough to push back on things that might lead to wrong decisions and makes me understand when she wants to drive home a point.

She will not say "NO" right to your face when asked about her opinion on a certain guy, but she will always tell you to think about things first, and not be swayed by emotions alone. The mind has always to take a big part of every decision that I make, and up to now, I still value and follow this advise.

The wisdom that my mom shared with me is simply priceless. These are the very things that I, in turn, share with my daughters...specially now that they are quickly growing up and are about to be independent.

Whether I am in the corporate jungle or simply at home, whether in the church counselling or having coffe with my friends, everything that my mom has taught me is still fresh inside of me.

The people that I talk to would sometimes ask me where I get such wisdom. With pride and much sweet remembrance, I tell them its coming right from the heart of my earthly mentor and hero, none other than my mom.

I know its also a pool of learnings gathered from past experiences, but without a mother guiding you as you go through life, my paths would have been different. I will not deny it, there were times when I'd listen to my mom and do the exact opposite. I tell you, I have learned my lessons ever since.

I remember sitting beside her on a light day, and tell her my life stories ( how things are and how things went) and sometimes I would expect a little spanking here and there, ( the usual " thats-what-you-deserve-kind-of-sermon" moms are so used to )But guess what I would hear? To quote my mom, she said, "well, sometimes people learn the hard way!" ( now, isn't that so heart warming?)

Even at the point where she was old and getting weaker physically, she was still full of wisdom. I have always enjoyed talking with her because there were always new things and revelations that I will learn from her. Learning never stops when I am with mom. She was the best, if not the bestest.

So, why do I love my mom?

1. She was God's gift to me. From her, I learned everything that I needed to survive in this challenging world.

2. She taught me the real meaning of love (outside of emotions and beyond words) forgiveness, patience and grace.

3. She was a mother who took care of all our needs.

4. She was a friend who took time to listen whether I had a happy or sad story to tell.

5. She was my teacher, my mentor and my one & only coach : teaching me what really matters in this world.

I can only thank God for my mom because without her, I would not have been brought out into this world and enjoy the life I now enjoy.

I am grateful for every minute that I have spent with her when she was still alive. I realized that while she watched me play and grow, her BEST YEARS SLIPPED AWAY. It was out of pure love and selflessness and sacrifice. I love you mama. You are the best. You will always be.

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      nishita mimani 4 years ago

      that was sooooooooooooo sweet and touchy i loved it

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      moon 5 years ago

      Mum I love u so much.i need u mum.i can not live don't have u I love u so much mum.

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      ADEEL 5 years ago

      I LOVE MY MOM VERY VERY MUCH

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      maryam 5 years ago

      I love my mum more than anyone. ?

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      zineb 5 years ago

      i love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu mum

      i miss yoouuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ?•?•?•?

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      jmr 5 years ago

      yeah... without her.. i cant see this beautiful world created with GOD.. I so love my mother so much!!!!

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      I love my mother 5 years ago

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      sam 5 years ago

      i love you soo much my mom

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      Missy Selasi 5 years ago

      Every time i try to rate my mom, i realise she is above rating.....i love all mothers who have made their children soo proud to call them mothers. God bless all mothers.

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      suryansh singh 5 years ago

      I LOVE YOU MOM.....................

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      kishita agarwal 5 years ago

      wonderful happy MOTHERS DAY !!!!!!

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      Happy Mothers Day 5 years ago

      Go to

      http://www.facebook.com/TheMothersDayFanPage

      Like if you Love your MOM

      Share If you want the World to know!

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      Bella 5 years ago

      Hmmmmm

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      Abs 5 years ago

      Mom u are the best thing that has ever happened to me! u help me when other push me down and u love me no matter what stupid mistake i make

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      Showkat Ahmad Dagga 5 years ago

      Every one in this world hurted me except my Mom she was always there in the times of my bad days,i fall in love with a gal namely Sadaf n i follow her four years countinuely,it starts from my schooling n i left every thing like respect,studies,friends,my relatives n my life too bocoz she ruined it very badly then my Mom supported me without any demand she jz told me that,,,son please think for your life n make it right n i agreed with her n in now a days it is a bit good n that is only bocoz of my Mom n all credit goes to my Mom.So we must love only our Mom n nobody else becoz they do not deserve it.I love my Mom very much.

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      SWEETIE 5 years ago

      My mom, my hero

      MY MOM HAS taught me WELL!

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      NAFISA 5 years ago

      You my love life LOVE IS LIFE.I LOVE U SO MUCH.WITHOUT U I CANT IMAGINE MYSELF.THE DAY WILL COME U KNOW EVERYTHING HOW MUCH I LOVE TO U.I HAVE CONFIDENT IN MY LOVE.I ATTRACTED YOUR BEAUTIFUL HEART NOT YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACE.I AM WAITING TO THAT DAY WHEN U LOVE TO ME.I LOVE Y

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Made me cry. Being a mom is so hard. I was at times really judgmental of my mother. At like a great mother she has forgiven me. Thanks

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      jane 5 years ago

      MUMMY you the best mummy in the world.Mummy thank you for taking care of me.Mummy i am very lucky to have such a best mummy like you, mummy i love you very much .It a kiss for my best mummy .

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      MINNIE 5 years ago

      great article

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      MINNIE 5 years ago

      great article

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      N.D 5 years ago

      My mom is the best! I love her mor than anyone. You Know whatever you do, she will still be there! And she want do anything just to makes me happy, I don't love her, NO!!! I ADORE HER

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      Cellebrate! 5 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      thanks for the feedback, chai chai :)

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      Naveen 5 years ago

      I LOVE YOU Mom.

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      Chi Chai 5 years ago

      This was beautiful. I truly love my mom.

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      maryam 6 years ago

      I love my mom... though now we wre far away... I love to kiss her kind hands.. to hug her tightly... I love her...

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      ajay 6 years ago

      i can't explain the topic of mother

      cos for this word will end but topic did not complete.

      love u mom.....

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      joao 6 years ago

      eu amo.te muito muito muito mae. Alem das lutas e descusoes,eu AMOTE :DD

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      daughter 6 years ago

      i love my mum the most!!

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      Taylor Rano 6 years ago

      I LOVE MY MOM

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      Sumanth 6 years ago

      Mom..,I know why I hate You,B'coz it's my heart that is full of rust and rocks.,How can I Love You for I am in the age of temptations.,How can I love You for I trust others more than you.Mom..,But God has blessed me right now to understand your true love.,I am sorry Mom.,You are my great mom.,It is you I love alot as I love God.,It is you that gave me life and sacrificed everything for me.,You may be a Telugu teacher but You are the greatest mom that made me know something other than what You know.,Its ur great love on me.,Thank You Mom.,I love You.,You are the lover for me.,

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      Cellebrate! 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Arm- thank God for our moms! They're the best!

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      arm 6 years ago

      i love my mom because she is the best

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      abdul matin 6 years ago

      i love my mother................she is my bet friend

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      hina 6 years ago

      my mom is so changed than others

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      I Love My Parents 6 years ago

      i love ALLAH and his PROPHET, I LOVE MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND I LOVE MY LIFE. ALHAMDULILLAH that i am alive.

      MAY AL-MIGHTY ALLAH PUT YOU IN ALJANNATUL FIRDAWS ( MOM AND DAD) I REALLY WISH SO, IN ALL MY HEART.

      higs and kisses to my parents i love you so much.( MOM+DAD-the cutest couples ever!)

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      Apostle Jack 6 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      You said it well.

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      tyler 6 years ago

      i love my mom she maks me prod ooooooooooo bytheway my favrit move is icarly.

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      arthur 6 years ago

      Lord, I pray thee speed your angels to the gates of heaven and please let my mother in. Let her join the Angels and walk upon your streets of gold, and find her place this Christmas day at the table you have prepared. My mother has passed this Christmas and I will miss her forever. I loved her from the moment I first opened my eyes and will love her until I close them for the last time.And pray to God that I will reunite with her in heaven. She is my hero and taught me the true meaning of what it feels like to be loved.I have few regreats but please be kind to your mother as they all come to vist you. Love her at all times don't miss a moment.My mother was the best.

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      JONATHAN  6 years ago

      WORD CAN NOT DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I LOVE MY MOM

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      Raman Alwarappan 6 years ago

      I Love Youuuuuu MoM.. Lot Of I Miss U...

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      SUPRIYA 6 years ago

      HI MOM,

      MY MOM IS A NEVERENDING SONG IN MY HEART OF COMFORT, HAPPINESS AND BEING. I MAY SOMETIME FORGET THE WORDS BUT I ALWAYS REMEMBER THE TUNE.

      YOUTH FADES; LOVE DROPS; THE LEAVES OF FRIENDSHIP FALL, BUT A MOTHER'S LOVE OUTLIVES THEM ALL.....

      I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU MOM................................

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      Tej Paul 6 years ago

      hi mom!

      I love her 'cause she's always there,

      To help me up when Life's not fair,

      To kiss it better when it pains,

      And scrub away the dirty stains,

      To make me laugh when I am mad,

      To comfort when I'm feeling sad.

      And even when I'm down and blue,

      She'll pick me up and push me through.

      I love her 'cause she's always there,

      To be my friend, to always care,

      Never too busy to understand,

      To love me, and to hold my hand,

      To push all other things aside,

      So that my needs won't be denied,

      To tell me, "No," when it's not right,

      To say, "Don't let the bed bugs bite."

      Mom, no one can compare to you,

      Without your love, what would I do?

      I love you more than anyone,

      I want to be just like you, Mom.

      Cindy Michelle Wood!bye mom nuvvante naku anta ishtam.ninnu minchina deivata leidu.

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      siva 6 years ago

      i love mom very muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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      keerthana paul 6 years ago

      i love my mum so much more than god because inthe world we have no any god more than mum so i love you ma bye .

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      Sneha Latha Reddy 6 years ago

      I love my mother

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      Latha Rao 6 years ago

      My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind. My mother (Sundara mani) Hai!!!!!!!!!!!(West Godavari)

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      Latha Rao 6 years ago

      ???? ????? ???? ????????? ????? ???????? ??? ??????????, ???? ???? ?????,??????? ??????? ???? ????????.??? ????? ?????? ????, ????? ?? ????? ????????????? ?????? ????? ????. ??????? ???? ?? ???????????? ??????????,. MOTHER IS ANGLE IN REAL LIFE ....Thank u Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      SMD.FAZLULLAH 6 years ago

      “M” is for the million things she gave me,

      “O” means only that she’s growing old,

      “T” is for the tears she shed to save me,

      “H” is for her heart of purest gold,

      “E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,

      “R” means right, and right she’ll always be.

      it's my opinion

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      Jayanthi 6 years ago

      I love my mother .

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      SHAHIN 6 years ago

      MY MAM IS VERY GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Divya 6 years ago

      I love u mom!

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      sanjay gosi 6 years ago

      it was realy heart touching, Its the only mom a pure gift of God. Never let her fall seek b'cause of your mistake. Learn from her she teaches us almost everything in life. Let the generation be chaged but never forgot what u learnt was best taught by mom. All love to your Mom the way she loved you. God bless.

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      jazmyne roberts 7 years ago

      why well my mom is just the best mom ever

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      jazmyne roberts 7 years ago

      why well my mom is just the best mom ever

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      Rufaida Samparani 7 years ago

      Great article! I love my Mom! She's the best!

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      audrey 7 years ago

      mom you r the best i could have never asked for a better mom than you. you buy me food ,clothes ,shoes, and every thing you could imagine i love you no mater what you say or do you will alwys be in my life...and i love you more than any thingin the world i really really do want you to know that. you ae the best daughter any little girl right now at my age would ever want to have cause you r sssssoooo AWSOME!!! mom you r the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      AUDREY 7 years ago

      MOM I LOVE YOU LOTS I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT.WHAT I HAVE DONE TO DAY I WHAT YOU TOUGHT ME TODAY. MOM YOU HAVE TOUGHT ME WELL I LOVE YOU SO MUCH THANKYOU FOR EVERY THING THAT YOU HAVE GAVEN ME CAUSE THERE IS AOT OF CHILDRENS IN THE U.S.A THAT DOESNT HAVE WHAT WE HAVE...I AM SO THANKFULL FOR YOU BEING HERE FOR ME TODAY RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT YOUR THE BEST MOTHR ANY GIRL AT MY AGE WOULD EVER WANT TO HAVE..YOU TREATE ME WELL YOU TOUGHT ME WELL AND YOU LOVED WELL ENOUGH FOR MY HEART AND FEELINGS!!YOU ARE THE BEST MOM EVER I WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT YOU HAVE GIVVEN ME AND BEEN THERE FOR ME I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU IN MY LIFE I LOVE YOU SSSSSOOOOOO MUCH YOU R THE BEST MOM.I HOPE YOU KNOW THAT

      LOVE,

      AUDREY FAUST

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      Jenny 7 years ago

      We have to get as many members as possible.

      Click on suggest to friends 3. INVITE entire friend list to join the

      group ( or at least 10)

      Y...ou'll boost a Mother's spirits.http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/I-LOVE-my-MOM/112123392149061?ref=ts

      Please send this to 5 Moms today. (So I'm sending it to all of you on here.)If you don't, nothing bad will happen,But if you do, something goodWill happen. You'll boost a Mother's spirits.

      http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/I-LOVE-my-MOM/112123392149061

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      cherry 7 years ago

      omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Wait what was i saying?????? lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      jacob 7 years ago

      good job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      akime 7 years ago

      great article!

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      sandhya 8 years ago

      Really nice article..I like this very much..even I love my momo a lot..its touched my heart

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      Aaron Zheng 8 years ago

      I bet her mom is crying her heart out right now