Hey guys, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I am going to share with you 5 Things I have Learnt From My Mum. 5 Things I learnt from my mum about being an ambitious woman and raising a family. I am the firstborn in my family, and although my mum is married, dad was always working in Africa and we only saw little of him. So yeah, mum pretty much raised us on her own as a ‘single mum’. I have learnt so much from her, it was hard to pick just 5 things.
Your Family Comes First
As the woman of the house, understand that your presence in the house matters. A house is not a home without a family, a family is not a family without a woman in the house. Women turn the house to a home. It doesn’t matter what you do and before you make any decision, think about your family.
Strength Of A Woman
Women are strong, we give up on so many opportunities that come our way in order to keep your family safe. The society has made it very hard to be yourself, as well as being a ‘good’ mother and wife. As a woman, you should be able to do it all. My mother finds a way to have a night out, comes home to be a wife, a mother, have a career and find time to herself. It is hard but as long as you and your family are well, then you are doing the right thing.
Love Has No Limit (Unconditional)
No matter how old you are, your mother will always cater to you. Honestly, it’s in the DNA, she can’t stop. Yes, there will be some disagreements, tears and separations, but a mother’s love never dies. There will always be a bond between mothers and their children. At the end of the day, she only wants the best for you. If your mother does not love you, who does? Nobody will ever care for you as much as your mother does.
Keep Your Home Safe
My mother loves her parties – I mean who doesn’t? She loves music, she is a musical artist herself. One thing I will always admire my mother for is she keeps our home safe. Some people like visitors, hosting parties at their house – every other day or whatever, my mother doesn’t. After a long day at school, trust me, the last thing I needed was to come home to a messy house, the living room stinking of alcohol, the music playing or someone else in the house. No matter what she does outside the house, it always stays there. Growing up was drama-free, peaceful (yet boring as a teenager). Although we had a lot of laughs, we went to parties, gossip about people etc, what made it more special was we were all in the same page and we come home to a peaceful house.
The tradition of marriage which we all know is the man of the house go to work and provides for his family, while the woman stays home and look after the children, still stands. I understand women are now using their voice against men to say enough is enough – I support it, I really do. However, it is very important to remember the old tradition because that is what the men would ever only know and that is all they can do. Think about it, can they get pregnant and have a baby after nine months? Can they breastfeed? Can men make a house a home? Us women are stronger than them, we only allow the men to think that they are stronger.
Mum, I love you. Thank you for everything you have done.