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First Lady Michelle Obama and Other Mothers

Updated on January 10, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama: She's Mom-in-Chief

 Mom-in-chief,US First Lady Michelle Obama - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pegnsatx/2840194874/
Mom-in-chief,US First Lady Michelle Obama - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pegnsatx/2840194874/

Mothers and Society

All mothers dream of nothing but the best for their children. But dreams come in different sizes and shapes depending on the circumstances of one’s life. Hard work is a great factor for one to reach the peak of what one thinks is possible but there are contexts that kill dreams before they are born.

There is a larger picture that calls for attention. All mothers respond to the call the best way they can in the context of their different circumstances.

A mother with a big responsibility on her shoulders

US First Lady    Michelle       Obama Source:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/brownbetty/3255196893/
US First Lady Michelle Obama Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brownbetty/3255196893/
 US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama - Before anything else, a mother is a woman in love - http://www.flickr.com/photos/quincypics/3439302255/in/photostream
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama - Before anything else, a mother is a woman in love - http://www.flickr.com/photos/quincypics/3439302255/in/photostream
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  Well-nourished children -http://www.flickr.com/photos/7455207@N05/2475092571/
Well-nourished children -http://www.flickr.com/photos/7455207@N05/2475092571/

Two contexts of motherhood

While we celebrate motherhood

and the beauty and power

attached to it, let us remember

the mothers who usually

do not receive flowers and greetings

on Mothers' Day!

 Poverty is systemic violence and the poor are painfully trapped in it. Yet there are still people who blame those who are trapped and not the ones who are setting and maintaining the trap....http://www.flickr.com/photos/omsel/2673906253/
Poverty is systemic violence and the poor are painfully trapped in it. Yet there are still people who blame those who are trapped and not the ones who are setting and maintaining the trap....http://www.flickr.com/photos/omsel/2673906253/

Poverty tends to kill children's dreams

A mother's love under very difficult circumstances - http://www.flickr.com/photos/29596419@N04/3271234024/
A mother's love under very difficult circumstances - http://www.flickr.com/photos/29596419@N04/3271234024/
 From the Dec. 2009 holiday back to the White House ...... http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Michelle-Obama/ss/events/pl/050108michelleobama#photoViewer=/100104/ids_photos_ts/r2979732877.jpg
From the Dec. 2009 holiday back to the White House ...... http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Michelle-Obama/ss/events/pl/050108michelleobama#photoViewer=/100104/ids_photos_ts/r2979732877.jpg

There are mothers whose dreams have been killed before they were born

When we see a child we think of the mother. There are mothers who, like Sisyphus, try very hard to roll the rock uphill only to see the rock fall to the ground again and again and again.

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    • santoion profile image

      santoion 

      9 years ago

      Very good info.Thank You !

    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR

      franciaonline 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Melody,

      Your comment inspires me to write more! Thanks for dropping by.

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      Melody Lagrimas 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      Another great hub on motherhood. Thank you very much.

    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR

      franciaonline 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      Hi dianacharles,

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment!

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      dianacharles 

      9 years ago from India

      That is an amazing wedding pix...really beautiful.

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      franciaonline 

      9 years ago from Philippines

       

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      franciaonline 

      9 years ago from Philippines

       

    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR

      franciaonline 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for your generous comments, laringo. We, women, mothers or not, have a mothering role. And as mothers, it pains the heart to see children who are loved by mothers who are so in pain because they can't get out of the systemic trap of poverty and powerlessness.

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      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      A very profound message and one that can't be forgotten.

    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR

      franciaonline 

      9 years ago from Philippines

       

    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR

      franciaonline 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Cris,

      Thanks for dropping by with your usual kind comments.

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      France

      This is very impacting message, and unfortunately it is true. Thanks for reminding us that not all mothers are remembered on Mother's Day. Some are left forgotten.

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