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"Light of the Home" Mothers, They are Special

Updated on February 28, 2020
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This article is so dear to me. Written when my mom was still alive. She passed away Jan 1, 2018, the time I was diagnosed with cancer.


"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."

(Proverbs 31:12-14)

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

© 2012 Lorna

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      Birthday Wishes 

      7 years ago from Here

      Wonderful lens!!! You deserved that purple star! Thanks for sharing!

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      Dusty2 LM 

      7 years ago

      Oh, I forgot to say I can also see where you get being a good cook from as well as entertaining family. Congratulations on the Purple Star! (^_-)

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      Dusty2 LM 

      7 years ago

      Very nice tribute to two very lovely moms. I can see where your get your good looks and charm. Well done lens. Thank You LornsA178 for your visit and reply as I really appreciate it. Have a Great Day. (^_-)

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      7 years ago

      Beautiful, loving tributes to these wonderful mothers.

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      7 years ago

      oo oo...My son's "Lola" is the light of her home. Salamat.

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      7 years ago

      Wonderful Lens on your mothers and all mothers! A great tribute to great moms.

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      7 years ago

      This lens is a wonderful tribute to both your mom and your mom-in-law!

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      7 years ago

      Lovely gifts for mom. She will love them.

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      7 years ago

      I love my mom very much! She is the light of our house. Blessed!

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      Loretta Livingstone 

      7 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      Mothers are a very precious gift

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      7 years ago

      This is a very beautiful lens...

      Full of love

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      7 years ago

      My mom is also a light of our home :) Thanks for sharing this, I just realized that I have to tell my mom how much I love her more often.

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      Deborah Carr 

      7 years ago from Orange County, California

      Thank you for the reminder that mothers are the light of the home!

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      7 years ago

      LOVE YOU, MOM!!!!!!

    • LornsA178 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      @anonymous: Love you too Sweetheart!

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      8 years ago

      This is Love! :)

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      8 years ago

      What a lovely lense. Like you I have a Mum who is now 84 and still puts the family first in her life. We all look after her and she is still very independent. Thank you for your like and blessing on my lense.

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      Melissa Miotke 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      It sounds like you had a wonderful Mom. What a beautiful lens! There's nothing more beautiful to me than the love that's shared between a Mom and her babies.

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      8 years ago from Doha Qatar

      Your mom have a very good heart. Inspiring great lens. Your father is very lucky to have her. She's a super mom!

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      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      This lens was so touching, thank you so much for sharing. I was glued to the screen and didn't want to stop reading!

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      8 years ago

      Very touching lens. Blessed!

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      goo2eyes lm 

      8 years ago

      i miss my mom and dad.

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      8 years ago

      Great lens, thanks you for sharing!

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      Beth Buckley 

      8 years ago from Portland, OR

      A very beautiful lens for all mothers and a special tribute to your family. I love it!

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      Fay Favored 

      8 years ago from USA

      What wonderful ladies, the "mom's" in your life. Good examples of Prov. 31. Thank you for including the videos, especially the children singing.

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      Laraine Sims 

      8 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      What a heart-warming lens about your two wonderful moms. Angel blessings.

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      8 years ago

      Oh this is such a wonderful lens!! So full of love and warmth!.. Makes me think of my dearest Mom who is now with the Lord in her heavenly Home.

      I love all the great tips for being a great mom! Thank you!


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