Sacrifice of a Mother
“Sacrifice has meaning only in the context of a goal, dream or mission. In pursuing these, we often face obstacles which require us to forfeit physical or emotional comfort in the service of something that matters more. Often, the greater the dream or vision, the greater the shared sacrifice required to attain it. Sacrifice is easier when we stay focused on what we are choosing rather than what we are giving up.” – Anonymous. Would you sacrifice the happiness of your existence for children? Would you turn your cheek and renounce on your kids or sacrifice everything, changing your life completely? Some people will do anything for those they love, no matter what the cost is. My mom was one of those people. There was nothing my mom would not give up for her children, even if it meant life or death.
Raising children was a huge undertaking for my mom, especially on her own. But she thought of us working two jobs, giving up goals she had set for herself. She had put her children’s life and growth before her own. When you’re young you don’t realize that it’s hard to be a parent more than ever a single mother. We idolized her as a perfect being, it is tough when that image of her comes crashing down, when we started to realize she was only human doing the best she could… struggling. My mother wanted to give us everything in the world, yet she understood she couldn’t. She wanted life to be easy; she knew she had to sacrifice.
“You never live the same day twice” that’s what she has always told us, it was her motto in life. “Make everyday count”. And so she did, she found ways to spend quality time with us, for us to have a childhood, to be there with a safety net, to comfort us. Even though she had much on her plate with two jobs, she sacrificed to protect and provide for us. She provided financial stability, mental, emotional, and physical support. Like most mothers do she had to make final decisions, pack her kids lunch, support us though...