I am a mum… and proud to be one.
I am a mum (or mom) to 3 adults. All boys. All good boys.
These boys call me mama. And I am loving it.
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education, taught different subjects in different school and then married life happened… followed by motherhood. It was a struggle at first. No one was given a manual in motherhood. Sure, we know motherhood from our own mother, from other mothers, from observation and from learning. But each child is different and parenting style varies.
So I had to navigate my way through motherhood. With God’s grace, mother’s instinct, love from my husband and support from family, I can say that I am doing well. I am also enjoying this new chapter of motherhood now that my sons are all adults. I find it delightful to be able to talk to them as children and friends.
To all young parents with young children, I would like to encourage you to enjoy every stage of your children’s life. They grow up fast.
Raise them in God’s way and you will not go wrong. Build them a strong foundation and even if they stumble along their life, they will get up and keep going because of their core values and strong foundation that you have inculcated in them.
Here is a guide for us parents. It is timeless and it works… all the time.
Train up a child in the way he should go,Proverbs 22:6
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Now that my sons are all grown-ups, I can say that my dad was correct. I have been telling my sons to follow my dad’s advice to me. I am glad they followed it. I can still recall my dad reminding me to be friends with good people. He would always tell me about the saying, “Tell me your friends and I will tell you who you are.”
I think teenagers and young adults are more vulnerable to the wrong choice of friends because they long for that feeling of belongingness in a group. More often than not, they would conform to what the majority does. Peer pressure is strong. If their core values are weak, they give in. There is a reminder for us in Proverbs.
Become wise by walking with the wise;
hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.Proverbs 13:20
To all mothers reading this blog, tap your shoulder and say “Well done” because you are doing a good job in the best way that you know. Keep it up! God bless you.
These are my sons, my treasures. My oldest one is engaged so we have another priceless treasure in our family. These kids are the reasons why I smile.