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Short Story: "The Great Mothers"

Updated on January 16, 2012

This will be addressed to all parents. But I would gladly accept in this situation and this one only, because I am prepared to die defending my mother, I am not going to run away and leave her without giving my best effort. So you can accuse me of being biased and you will have no argument from me.

I love great mothers. They are not difficult to recognize, because when you see their children chances are you see their parent like I say their mother. This is not by looks or size it is by greatness. Their actions while being around their parents will be indicative of the family.

There will be no let downs or mistakenly turned around. It’s usually all or nothing and the kids are usually proud to walk in their footsteps. They are not robots; they are living breathing human beings. They don’t simply go haywire, if you don’t let them, they are yours, you own them, they must represent you until it’s their time to go on and share the great news.

It’s amazing outside my window I just heard a mother as she disciplined her kid. You must be sure of what you do; there are no guessing here, you have this one chance at getting it correct, please be armed with truth and understanding. In having them, you have promised to lead them correctly. There are no negative experiences when they are already here.

I am not speaking about any particular age, size, nationality here; I am speaking about all children. There are so many misconceptions that parents can have, pertaining to their children, and sometimes this can be so misleading, it reflects on the parents in such a way. In most cases, it’s deservingly so.

Growing up in the West Indies. Well let me quickly mention, growing up in the West Indies under the watchful eyes of my mother! I had no choice. Even at the urging of my father he had this opposite way of provoking my mother and doing his best to win my love and attention, my mother called it, spoiling the boy, and she was correct, but that was his way. My mother is strong even now, at 91years!

That was my father’s choice of lady then wife, and he trusted all her motives and moves. She was nothing short of awesome. My mother made sure everything was first explained, to her children, her expectations and all.

After which, you will learn the repercussions of disobedience, and then the consequences of your actions, after she had taken the time to explain. All this was handed down indirectly to her, by the way her mother trained her. “Motherhood” has to come from somewhere.

Great mothers studied for as long as it took them to know that they have first met the correct person and they are also ready for motherhood. Not any accident! I have not studied this subject, and I will never. But I do know that when parents in the Islands

Do have children, in most cases they have already been pretty matured, and have received the blessings or ridicule of their own parents, continuing the lessons taught to them, as they were also growing up. You will suffer the consequences of your actions or receives the benefits for your great attitude and behavior towards your parents. It’s wise to obey and walk accordingly. It’s not easily a case of Children having children, just because!

Let me say something to all parents, especially mothers. Only because I have observes that in most cases the children out here, are more prone to try taking advantage of the Mothers!

Let me say this to the parents, you can call me whichever you like, this is directed more to the Mothers.

Don’t give yourself too much pressure about the job you did unless, within your heart you know that you did a lousy job.

Still let not your heart is troubled, unless you wish to dwell in your woe and do nothing about it, not even believing that the Most High God could help you.


“Oh yee of little faith” if any at all.

After having your first child, you have become one of the most experienced women on our planet and that is regardless of your age, but that same age could quickly turn around and, kick so many times harder than a mule. Note that a mule kick will take you places you never dreamed of.

The amount of kids you give birth to, multiply your self times that number and add one more.

This thought came to me yesterday and I promised myself that I will immediately share it. Parents, especially a mother, owes your children everything and at the same time , when both themselves and you have reached the point, where we know that these kids nowadays have somehow figured out , they had enough, and you agree.

Then they “owe” you everything.

Otherwise I am sorry to say mother your job was not done correctly, and you know whose fault that is.

If you have completed this correctly you can even go as far as putting fire beneath their behinds to do what you know is correct.

They will try to use the fact that you are doing the correct thing to them, as the motivational tool also, but in the opposite way. They usually do that, it’s a human thing. But once you have done this: You “Must” learn correctly, be positive on the job of being a mother. Used all that experience you had wisely and unselfishly gathered up, while being that great human being that you yourself know you needed to be after your parents.

So you are not actually going about this thing blindly. Even when there is cause for alarm, there is no cause for alarm. Because no one can ever write the correct book on parenting or on becoming the worlds best mother. That’s all part of who you are! What you have learned from your presence on this earth! What you have sincerely learn from your parents! And what you found so beautiful that you found the need to share.

When you have done your best, their can be no regrets. The answers should be the very same ones that you had going in. All the possibilities. If it’s not good for you, why gamble?How can it then be better for your children? You are the one whose responsibility it is to make it good or better for them.

There are no excuses in the ability of motherhood, there are answers. My mother would say: Never hang you hat where your own hands cannot reach. She meant every word!

You are not responsible to make your children a Success, you are supposes to train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he would not depart from it.

The Bible should be your source of guidance. I recommend it.

You as a parent, had to have acquired some remedy for Success and your parental instinct with always inspire you to go ahead , working to instill these characters is in your children. Starting from the earliest possible time in their lives. That’s the secret. Who is better to be the ultimate teacher to a child or children than their parents?

This is not about the car, and the cash, and the trips around the world, but it is for that too, when what you became a parent for, is truly accomplished and established.

It’s the greatest joy!

Give thanks and praises to the Most High God.


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    • Sky9106 profile image

      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Congratulations to you also Ann , it has to be a great honor to be able to say what you are saying with so much pride , makes me feel that something great have taken place with you.

      Thank you for reading and a great comment. I notice that we both joined around the same time. Thanks for reading my profile and understanding.

      I look forward to reading your work and a beautiful w/ end to you and yours also.


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      anndavis25 6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      I am a mother and grandmother. My children taught me far more than I taught them. I am fullfilled spiritually to have had such an honor.

      So nice to hear someone speak the word Mother with such honor as you. Have a great weekend.

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thanks V, it encourages my to keep the ones that goes the distance coming and I believe in the parents.

      Sincere Thanks .


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      V Qisya 6 years ago

      Simply great, Sky. I enjoyed reading it. Awesome! Up and away ;)

      Best Wishes, V

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thanks always "AE" I have no question what so ever , when it comes to you dear Lady , I saw the jobs you were involved in and it shines as bright as our sun , very proud of ya!

      I will continue on with the mothers and children , into infinity . I think even I had given mom the biggest house on the hill she would not have lived there if I was not living there also. My belief in writing came from a long time ago , but the roots was quite different.

      Always a pleasure for the simple reason of it being truthful.


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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Great article Sky!! No one can ever take the place of a Mother. Your message is clear. Mothers are to lead the way for their children..Well Done...

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thanks very much brethren , when I started this hub I saw what I believe it would do for others more so than anything else I knew I had to put as much as it was giving me , I thought that you would definitely call me a preacher for this one.

      But I was not through , I would never be true . I understand great mothers too well.


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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      a powerful Hub Sky.. you have come full circle with your gift of words.. In this Hub you hold nothing back.. that's what makes your hubs unique!... awesome my friend awesome and I voted up : )

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thanks Caroline . This is for those who are getting ready and those who have already gave their contribution . It's one of those roads in life that take only a one way ticket and there are no excuses.

      I love them . Always a pleasure Caroline.


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      Caroline Marie 6 years ago

      Skt great articles on mothers. They are wonderful and bring us into this life. Well done.