Happy Mother’s Day

The world celebrates Mother’s Day today. Talking about mother, there is a picture that I hardly can erase from my memory. It’s a photo of an orphaned Iraqi girl who missed her mother so much, and drew an image of her mother on the ground. She then felt comfortable with the mother’s image, and fell asleep inside her.

What a heartbreaking image. This picture made me so sad, imagining what kind of life with eternal longing for a mother’s love.

(photo source: internet)

(photo source: internet)

This picture reminded me to a Chinese song my mother used to sing by whispering to my ears:

Mom is the best in the world; the child with a mom is always be cherished;
drop into mom’s arms, the happiness can be enjoyed forever.
Mom is the best in the world; the child without a mom is like a grass;
leave mom’s arms, where to find the happiness?

You know how lucky you are, who have access to internet to read this post. You live in a peaceful country without the suffering of wars and disasters, you know what peace is and what love is. And how grateful you should be, to have a mother who loves you always.

I lost my mother five years ago. I used to think that mother would always be there for me. I thought there would be always my “sometime later” to be dedicated for Mom. Until I saw her on her death bed. That day I just realized how little I understood my mother, how almost nothing I knew about her struggle and waiting, and how meaningless the love I shared to her compared what she shared for me.

When the chance is still there, show your love to your mother. Never wait until you regret.

Happy Mother’s Day.

About Agustinus Wibowo

Agustinus is an Indonesian travel writer and travel photographer. Agustinus started a “Grand Overland Journey” in 2005 from Beijing and dreamed to reach South Africa totally by land with an optimistic budget of US$2000. His journey has taken him across Himalaya, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, and ex-Soviet Central Asian republics. He was stranded and stayed three years in Afghanistan until 2009. He is now a full-time writer and based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Contact: Website | More Posts

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