A mother’s role is always changing depending on the stage of life and the needs of her children. As a nurturer, she’s usually the primary caregiver providing love, support and guidance with a warm hug. As a protector, she ensures safety, security and well-being by holding our hand. As a teacher, she teaches life skills and shares her wisdom with laughter. As a counselor, she offers emotional support, advice, and guidance during difficult times with a gentle smile. And as a cheerleader, she motivates, encourages, and cheers on her children to pursue their goals and dreams.
I remember the moment we were told about my mother’s prognosis. It felt like a weight so heavy that my heart fell into my stomach and my legs were about to give out. I felt overwhelmed by fear and the need to care for her.
I also felt heartbroken when she rejected my help and asked to hire a caregiver. Little did I know, she wasn’t rejecting me – she was giving me the biggest gift ever. At that moment she decided she wasn’t going to burden me, though I never felt she was a burden, and I would do anything to make her feel better.
She knew what role I was going to play: I was her prayer partner while we waited for the painkillers to take effect, her advocate while we waited for answers, the planner of her last wishes, and her companion through this journey. Most importantly, I was her daughter until her last day.
Our mothers play many roles in the lives of their daughters, and as they age, their roles may shift and change. As daughters, we can provide support and care for our mothers in new ways, such as hiring a professional caregiver or being a listening ear and a source of comfort. By honoring our mothers and preserving their legacy, we can maintain our role as daughters while ensuring that they receive the care and attention they need.
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