First, I'd like to thank the readers for all the emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will continue to answer emails as they come in.
I read a quote that I really loved enough to revise this blog to incorporate it. In an article about Islam, a writer said that the Muslim Prophet Muhammad said that Heaven is under the feet of our mothers. When I read that quote today, I realized just how true that really is.
After the fact (because I didnt know the quote when I wrote the first draft of this blog), I also realized that my blog below was in essence my views on why heaven is under the feet of our mothers and what mothers do to deserve that honor. By loving, respecting, serving our mothers and acknowledging that we owe them a debt that we can never repay, we bring ourselves closer to earning 'heaven'. By saying that, I am not making a religious statemement, but rather saying that Mothers are definitely sacred.
Regarding mother's day, I've always been of the view that every day should be mothers day because good mothers make the ultimate sacrifices for their children. From the time they carry the child for nine months to the labors of childbirth itself to caring for a child, raising him/her, worrying about all aspects of their children's lives etc., praying for them, guiding them. And a mothers job is never complete, even when the children leave the home a good mother continues to do many of the things ive mentioned. We dont need Hallmark to tell us which day of the year to celebrate our mothers. We should celebrate them everyday.
While all mothers (especially my mother) amaze me, I'm particularly in awe of GOOD single moms, working moms and single/working moms . With all the responsibilities that go along with being a mother, when you also have to work and/or have no spouse to assist you with raising the child(ren), you are truly doing a herculean task.
I find it difficult enough to just work a job that taxes my mind and body daily, adding to that the responsibility and workload of rearing children properly is incomprehensible. I appreciated the comments to the first draft of this blog where Lils remembered to call her mom and strongly agree with Antoine's comment that mothers are modern day heros.
Let's appreciate our mothers and everything they have done and continue to do for us. While we can never repay them, let's spend our lives trying and get closer to 'heaven' by doing so.