Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Blessed Are Today's Mothers

"To all the real moms who trade their eyeliners for dark circles, salon cuts for ponytails,long showers for quick showers,late nights for early mornings, designer bags for diaper bags and wouldn't change a thing. Lets see how many moms re-post this. This is for the moms who don't about what they gave up instead... LOVE what they get return. Re-post this if you're a mom and love your kids!"

A friend posted the above caption in her facebook wall sometime last week. I reposted it in my wall because I can't help but to agree with a mother's sacrifices.

I also feel that whatever we, mothers of this current generation do, we cannot measure up to what our mothers (and mothers of past generations) did.

~ Hand washing laundry because there were no modern washing machines or dryer
~ Cooking over coals because there were no convenient microwave and oven
~ Boiling big pots of water to sterilise babies' utensils because there were no electrical steriliser
~ No disposable diapers and cloth diaper means more hand washing and drying

Above all that, no internet like what we have today to stay connected with outside world (for SAHMs) and stay sane within the 4 walls of the home.

When I remind myself of all the above and maybe more, I stop complaining, thank God & count my blessings... because all I sacrificed was long nails and long showers and that is so tiny compared to all the sacrifices of mothers' yesterday.


I'm a full-time mummy said...

Yup, yup agree! What we do nowadays can't measure up to what our mums do last time before all the modern technology!

MieVee @ said...

There was no aircon and they walked long distances to markets. We actually grew up without many of these luxuries, so our children are also very blessed.

In the past, women had great support from family, siblings and neighbors who live close to one another. Doors could be left open with no worries too. In these aspects, they are more fortunate.

Happy Mummy said...

I can't imagine how I could have coped if I were born in their generation without all those life saving technology. :)

You are right, in certain aspects, mothers those day gets to enjoy different 'luxury' that is almost non-existent to us today. And, thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment. Have a great week !