I remember when I had my first son all my visitors would say the same thing,”Enjoy it while you can, he’ll be grown before you know it.” I would look down at my little bundle of joy and think yeah right! The long nights and endless diapers and feedings made the days seem to linger much longer than twenty four hours. Yet, now, I can look at him and see that all my friends and family were right. Even though, the days seem to drag by while you are in the midst of picking up toys, cooking and cleaning, they are really flying by. It doesn’t seem possible that three years have passed! Though, If I look at his baby pictures it is clear that it has indeed been three years.+
Now, I hear another voice in my head often. The voice of my mother….”You’ll always be my baby.” I always thought that was just sentimental rambling until I realized it is indeed true as well. I can look at my three year old and still think of him as my tiny baby. Automatically, I feel a surge of protectiveness and the desire to make everything right for him. I guess that feeling never goes away…
So, those of you who are mothers and grandmothers, I now get you and am grateful for you. Those of you yet to experience motherhood, trust us these statements are true, mothers most often know what they’re talking about!
A sweet poem:
|There are times only when a Mother’s love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappointments
And calm all our fears.
There are times when only a Mother’s Love
There are times when only a Mother’s faith
For a Mother’s heart and a Mother’s faith
al-Bukhaari (5514) and Muslim (4621) narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: A man came to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said: “O Messenger of Allaah, who is most deserving of my good company?” He said: “Your mother.” He said: “Then who?” He said: “Your mother.” He said: “Then who?” He said: “Your mother.” He said: “Then who?” He said: “Then your father.”