Women and sacrifice go together like peas in a pod. It is time for men, women and children to begin to recognize this common occurrence and take steps towards negating it.
It doesn’t always have to be the mother who makes the sacrifices, men should take up the mantle and realize that they play vital roles in the parenting of their children.
Time and time again, we see women caving to meet demands of society, a lover, a friend or a child. This is true, but it doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. As we discuss the sacrificial roles women, especially mothers, take on, let this be a call to men as well as the entire world, to help this class of women whenever and wherever they can.
Always Putting Us First
Every mother does this. They feed their children before they eat, clothe them before themselves and will jump in front of a moving vehicle at the expense of their own lives. This is motherhood entrapped in the ultimate display of love. Nothing is too little or too much, mothers will always put the needs of their children first, even ahead of their own personal needs.
This is the singular reason why women are willing to drop out of their careers, lose sleep, lose perky boobs, and contend with a child through every stage of their life. This is the ultimate sacrifice, that mothers are willing to put their entire lives on the back burner just to make sure that they can give the best to their children.
This is the second commonest sacrifice mothers make and it is a twofold sacrifice. If a family is financially secure, a mother will willingly let go of her career, no matter the heights she has attained, to make sure that her children are not left alone at home.
Even working mothers take babies to work, cut their working hours or eventually quit completely. They sacrifice their own personal goals and dreams to encourage those of their children, and to make sure that their child becomes a wholesome individual.
On the other end of the spectrum, if a family is not financially secure, or a case with a single mother, you have the opposite scenario. Mothers are ready to take on the most demanding and/or menial jobs, they will willingly work multiple jobs to put food on the table, and send their children to school. This shift in career motivation speaks of the adaptability of women and the great love of a mother.
Body and Soul
By consenting to pregnancy, a woman subjects herself to multiple changes that her body may never recover from. She willingly decides to put herself through the excruciating pain of labor to bring someone else to life. When the baby is born, she gives up her breasts to nurture him and says goodbye to sleep as she coos to him while he cries.
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Mothers are the ones who hurt, physically and mentally, when their children go through suffering. It is a mother who gives up her bed space and sleep time to comfort a scared child. It is a mother who sacrifices her mental energy on playing with children and being excited when they are.
A child is intricately tied to his mother for she alone picks him up when he falls, encourages him to be the best, loses sleep over him and sacrifices her time, money, body and even life for him.