A mother is the only person you can rely on. She was there when no one else was, she was your shoulder when you had to cry uncontrollably, she was there when someone had to pick parts of your fallen pieces and merge them together. In short – she is the God’s very own Earthly version of a paradise and this is one thing whole world can agree upon.
However, there are some of us who have been raised by strong, independent and single mothers. There are some of us who have been raised by the divine interpretation of a woman and we have learned a lot of things from them along the way. So, here are 10 things you learn from being raised by a strong & independent mother:
YOU LEARN WHAT IT MEANS TO UNCONDITIONALLY LOVE SOMEONE:
Have you ever stopped and think that she sacrificed her countless nights, health, youth, time, and freedom just to brought you up and make who you are today. But, at the same time she never complained about the hardships she had to face along the way.
She slowly and silently withered in the process of providing you all the luxuries of your life, yet you will always see a beautiful smile on her face. No matter what, this Queen of a woman will teach you what selfless, uncontrollable and unconditional love looks like.
YOU LEARN THE VALUE OF INDEPENDENCE:
No, your father wasn’t there when you were growing up or you had no brother; but this woman has taught you that you don’t need a man to save the day. She becomes an example of how you can lead a happy and fulfilling life without having staple ‘men’ in your life.
You have learnt to become both men, going out of home to earn, and women, conventional house chores, out of her. You have learnt that it’s okay to go out and earn while returning home and washing dishes at the same time.
YOU LEARN THAT YOU CAN BE BOTH SOFT & STRONG:
Never under-estimate emotions and their values, it may seem to the world that this woman has all the strength that is needed to survive and yet it is true. But she is soft from heart, you have seen her silently cry with pain, staying up all night with you, & nights when she couldn’t sleep thinking about your future.
She hugs you, confronts the world who troubles you. But sometimes at the end of the day, she will let her fortress down and cry and you have learnt this from her that it is okay to cry your pain out sometimes.
YOU LEARN THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HAVING FAITH & PATIENCE:
Life has been hard and unfair for this woman, but she has remained steadfast throughout the journey. You learn that despite of all the struggles and hardships, God is there and He is watching out for you every step of the way. You learn that live has been very hard for you, but you need to be patient with timing, success, problems and life. You learn that it is your faith and patience that has carried you to be powerful and mighty for this long.
YOU LEARN THAT BEING A WOMAN IS TOTALLY NOT EASY:
You learn that being the woman, opinions will be discounted and your word will be taken lightly. You will learn that being the single and independent parent she had to prove her mettle that being a mother she is, she is far more capable than any man. You will also learn that you can stand out in a crowd and force everyone to listen to your voice and accept your ideas. You learn that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.