Understanding your mum this Mother’s Day
This is my first Mother’s Day celebrated as a mother, albeit a relatively new one. Regular readers of my blog will know I have a darling daughter, affectionately called Little Miss, who is now three months old. Over these past months I’ve pondered what lessons we will learn together, how we will grow and shape one another, for this is most definitely a two-way street.
As much as a mother will rear her children, so too do the children teach the mother! In fact, children choose their parents before the parents are even aware their children are on the way. Similarly, you chose your parents – even if once you’re here, living out your life and karma, you can’t fathom why you made the choice you did! The choice of parents is an important one for a soul as it sets you up for many of your life lessons.
Knowing there is a reason you were born into the family you chose, as well as the families you may later find yourself in, may help you better understand your relationship with these important people. There is a much deeper connection between mother and child than perhaps you’d considered.
Of course, mothers can take on various forms. They are not just birth mothers, but adoptive mothers, foster mothers and those ‘surrogate’ mothers you meet along the way, who take you under their wing and nurture and develop you, just as your agreements have foretold.
So, this Mother’s Day, while you are celebrating your mother or perhaps your role as mother, spare a thought for how your relationship came to be. To all those mothers, I wish a very happy Mother’s Day.
This post also featured on Miranda Kerr’s Kora Organics blog.
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