I’m a bit late in posting on Mother’s Day, but here I am again… The 8th of May was dedicated to honoring the women who raised us. They devote their life to us, are selfless but powerful, caring and protective…
Being a mother is undoubtedly one of the most difficult and rewarding professions in the world, but one day is insufficient to express our thanks for all of their efforts and sacrifices to keep us happy, safe, and well. They do so lot for us, yet we don’t always recognize it. So the very least we can do is remember them whenever we get the opportunity.

As a result, today’s blog is dedicated to all mothers and in making! I wish them the most wonderful days with their loved ones, full of love and pleasure! They’ve earned it!

To every woman who has stayed up all night nursing and caring for her kid. To every mother who is always concerned about the safety of their family members other than her own. To every mother who does all she can to make their children happy, whether it’s by preparing their favorite dish or organizing the finest summer trips. To every woman who worked additional hours to ensure that her children had all they needed, even the tiniest details. To every mother who encourages her children to be the greatest version of themselves every day by supporting them in every choice they make. To every woman who has raised a kid on her own or with children who are not her own. To all the mothers who have left us yet remain in our hearts.

While we rejoice, it is one of the most painful days of the year for many. A special shout-out to women who are struggling to become moms. I know it’s difficult since you hear and see so many insults and taunts, but remember that God sees and hears everything. Do not be discouraged. I have personally witnessed women degrading other women by subjecting them to taunts and disrespectful comments.

I’ve witnessed a woman who leaves her kid (unsure if she had one) on a different continent for 8-10 months in a year and remain with her parents in a different continent, without talking about her child or the family talking about their sole grandchild. It was strange, but an educated, sensible person would never enquire about intimate information, but the very same woman made sure to keep herself updated about why her brother’s wife hadn’t conceived despite sending them on a foreign honeymoon trip specifically for this purpose. (Let’s not get into the unpleasant questions the brother’s wife had to answer.)

Having said this, our culture has a hard time comprehending the sensitivities and expectations that arise when a woman is unable to have a child for whatever reason. Let us celebrate and support women who refuse to give up and face the world with courage and compassion on this day.

Let us use this day to raise awareness and support for those who want to have a family but are having trouble conceiving or have lost a baby. Let’s be compassionate to one another. Let’s make sure to help and facilitate women/mothers who are juggling work-home responsibilities instead of throwing them under the bus by justifying “meri dost to apnay ghar ki “ayaa” ki trah kam krti ha.ap p to zimedari e nahi koi bass khana bnana hota ha”
I’m no parent but I surely know the values I’d want to inculcate in my child. Being a mother and raising a kid in a toxic environment where all you hear is criticism and continual humiliation for not caring for the child “properly” is really difficult. I cannot fathom the suffering of these moms, but I applaud their bravery. More power to you ladies for having the fortitude to endure toxicity and to those women who rejected toxic relationships and chose a different route to raise their children in a healthier environment. You have our prayers, best wishes, and hugs. Remember that people will always pull you down, but then someone will always be there to boost you up. Find them in your life, learn from them, and make our society a better place for everyone.

  • Maimoona Waseem is an LSE Alumni. She hopes to make a positive contribution to society by using her writing skills.

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