Geniuses Credit Their Mothers for the Role they Played

Marsha Maung asked:

Geniuses, men like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, have expressly stated that they give complete credit for the men that they turned out to be. Their mothers shaped them into the kind of persons that they turned out to be, therefore, they have every reason to be thankful to their mothers.

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” — George Washington (1732-1799)

This is how important the role ‘mother’ can be. Despite the fact that there is very little thanks and reward involved in becoming a mother, everything that we do and say, will effect the way our children turn out to be in the future. They look up to us and in a lot of ways, model after us. Fathers definitely play a defining role as a parent too, there’s no denying this. But it is in their mothers, it doesn’t matter whether the child is a daughter or a son, that they will find the guiding light.

Sometimes, I feel weary, scared and slightly discouraged at the prospect of having my children behave the way I do. There’s just so much pressure there. I don’t want them to think that screaming and feet stomping is an OK thing to do even though you’re an adult (Yes, I am very sorry to say this but yes, I do this occasionally). Time and time again, I see myself in them…in the way they talk and do their stuff. In the way they react to situations and interact with other kids and their peers. And it’s scary.

Scary or not, it’s true. We are mothers and this is a HUGE role to play. In us, our children will find their nature and their calling. We provide them, not only food and shelter, but we provide them strength and emotional support. We provide them guidance and help shape them in the future people they will be. Although it’s OK to slack once in a while (we’re only human, after all, aren’t we?) we, mothers, must make every effort to be there for our children to offer them the hug, the kisses and the comfort that they need as children. Only when they know that we are truly and unconditionally there for them that they will confidently grow into great people.

Great people. That’s what we want our children to be. It doesn’t matter whether they remember or not that we, mothers, have tirelessly slogged around for them in the future. The moment of truth is when YOU realize that, one day, your children are great because you are their mother. It is in our eyes and heart that they…our children…will realize their future…their full potential.

Now, is that a great thought or what!

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