"Light of the Home" Mothers, They are Special
"Light of the home"
There is a popular adage in the Philippines that goes like this: "Ina, ilaw ng tahanan" which in English means, "Mother, light of the home."
Mothers always make home secured and in order. They functions as; doctors, nurses, cooks, teachers, playmates and everything you could imagine.
The sweetest music to little children's ears are the sound of their mother's call. Every time we got sick, they were there ready to ease the discomfort we felt. Moms always make things easy for us. They managed to find things we could find. Every time we fall, they are there to pick us up and wipe away our tears. How wonderful that God created moms to nurture and love their children.
Our mom is our inspiration. She was truly a light of our home. She did everything to give us a good home and tried her best to provide for our education. She does not complain even when she almost lost her life when she was traveling to provide for our needs.
It's been two years since my mom is gone, but I still miss her so much. When I was diagnosed with colon cancer, she was also on her death bed. She was only 78 years old. It felt like a the light was shut off because mom is not there to answer my call. No one to comfort me like my mom. Though my husband and daughter are there, which I am grateful for, but mom's voice is different - very comforting. This one is for you mom!
I am dedicating this page to two wonderful moms in the world. I hope you will be blessed reading a bit of their stories.
Proverbs 31 woman
"She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar."
My Mom and My Niece
Thank you Ma!
You Are Special
My mother is the most wonderful person to us, her kids. She is not perfect but she is so special to us. Of course all mothers are wonderful in their children's eyes.
Mother was born in the Philippines, September 17, 1940. She was just a child during world war 2, and survived the Japanese invasion. She was so little that she did not have much memories of the war, which I think was a blessing. She grew up in a farm where her father was the administrator. Rich land owners used to hire men who were able to manage their farms effectively.
My mother did not finished high school. Their parents did not believe that women should pursue a higher education. They believe that women should be preparing to be good homemakers. Mom did not have any status in society that I could boast, but her dedication to her family and her love for us, are treasures that money could not buy.
My Dad lost his job when I was in college. He had hard time finding another one. He was also sickly at times. My mom decided to start her own business. Borrowed money to start that business and paid it off through hard work.
My two sisters were able to graduate from college and land a job to help support their needs because of our hardworking mother. She never complained, she worked and worked in order to provide for all of our needs.
I was so concerned when I heard that mom almost lost her life when she traveled with a friend to sell stuff in a mountainous area at our province. She thought she will never see us again. But thank God, her life and the life of her friend was spared. I am always grateful to God that He preserved my mom's life.
When we graduated from college and were able to work, me and my sisters were helping our parents from the burden of daily living expenses. We want them to savor the good life that they did not have when my dad lost his job. We were so glad that my mom enjoyed the good life before she passed on from this world. We were able to support her and our dad in their old age.
We believe that helping our parents financially is our way of honoring them. By helping them to have a comfortable life is pleasing to God. The Bible teaches that children should honor their parents. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth." (Ephesians 6:2 to 3).
My husband's Mom
Another wonderful Mom
This is my mother-in-law when she was young. Born March 4, 1922 in Wisconsin. I never met her, but her memory still lives with her children. I fell like I knew her from what I heard from my husband and sister-in-laws. Every family gatherings, my sister-ln-laws will tell stories about their mom. She was a very remarkable woman. I love hearing stories about her. My mother-in-law was a great cook too!
My mother-in-law's parents were immigrants from Greece. They could not speak English well, but worked hard to study and learn to be an American.
I would like to share with you my husband's creative writing in school that he wrote about his mother.
Tribute to a Saver Mom
My Mom the Saver
"My Mom was the most thrifty and unselfish person I know. For one thing, she would look at grocery adds in the Waukegan New Sun for sales. Almost everybody does this, but we did not have a vehicle. She would walk miles all over town for bargains. She would also keep things that were used or old, which in my opinion should have been thrown out. For example, old Duracell C batteries from my transistor radio, and she used them in her flash light to tell time in the dark. She would never throw our old clothes. She would mend my sisters and my clothes so that we could wear it again. We had used pencils all over the house, short ones, long ones and broken ones. These are the ones she found near West Campus. Would you believe that she would also reuse old paper towels for cleaning around the house? Sometimes early in the morning about twilight, when I was eating breakfast, my mom would shut the light and say,"George, there's enough outside light for you to see." In the kitchen we had a lamp that I made in junior high, with a low watt bulb in it."
Praise of a Good Woman
"Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her...." (Proverbs 31:10-11) KJV version
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