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A mother was born and dreamed of a beautiful life.
A new journey had begun - but a hard path lay ahead.
Demons seduced her beloved - leaving her alone.
The land was foreign and dark clouds appeared above.
Child in hand, mother reached an ambiguous cross road.
Before setting foot upon the long way -
her conscience enquired:
"Are you sure this is the right path?
It will be difficult, full of pain"
The mother smiled as she saw hope in her infant's eyes.
A real mother would sacrifice her own happiness for a child.
Storms came on dark days with thunder and lightning but,
she kept her child dry and secure.
Winters came with cold days and masonic winds,
but she kept her child warm and protected.
Sometimes she would not eat - but kept her child nourished.
In secrecy, tears would fall - her son would only see a happy mask.
There were days when life was burdensome
and full of worry that shook in fear.
Defeating hazards and obstacles, she guided her son
along the terrain of the highest mountain.
When they reached the top her son reassured his mother:
"Thank you mother - I would not have got here without you,
you can let go now. I think I will be OK from here."
His mother smiled with pride - her boy was now a man.
When her son was at a loss - his mother would remind him:
"Son you only learn from losing."
When her son fell numerous times -
his mother gave him hope and taught him faith:
"Son, you can't control what happens to you in life,
but you can control how you react to it."
With the love and prayers of his mother,
he rose time and time again, until he stood strong.
Life is full of trials and tests - being optimistic will help defeat hardship. Loving others will give them belief and a reason to live.
Never underestimate the love of a mother who sacrifices so much, but sometimes we do not realise how much. My mother has taught me so much and is my hero. I am thankful to my mother for always being there even on the darkest days. For helping me through my battle with cancer and always inspiring me to be the best that I can be. It is a true honour to be her son.
Written 15 October 2015
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