My mother, despite her flaws as with every other human being like me- gave up almost everything to raise her family in the best way possible.
I came home late last night and I was exhausted physically and emotionally from the week I had. Instead, I saw her sitting on the floor washing my laundry by hand. It’s a rare sight to see because we usually use the washing machine and most of the time (now that we’re older) we do the laundry on our own.
“You’re back so late?” She asked.
Instead of usually getting annoyed, I turned to her and noticed she had been coughing. Despite me telling her I’d wash the clothes tomorrow, she stayed up and washed them on her own because, well, stubbornness runs in the family.
Needless to say, I found my clothes ironed and hung outside my door this morning on the hangers, and I was floored.
Being a mother must have been a tough job. And sometimes, we tend to take things for granted especially when we are used to our own habits and lifestyle.
I can only say that sometimes when I think about it, I realize how much she must have given up for this household, and that I am blessed to have a mother like her.
The more busy we get, the more we forget how much they have done for us.
Thanks Mummy for everything :’)