By Mudassir Raja
Mother’s Day is a little tribute to acknowledge the selfless love and compassion that mothers shower on their children.
Community talked to five women from different countries to learn what they think about motherhood, their relationship with their mothers, and one memorable thing their mothers had done for them that they cherish.
Evgeniya Goncharova is a Russian artist. She has been living in Qatar for 12 years with her Syrian husband. She said: “For me, my mother is like a life guide. She is the most important thing in my life after God. She was so important for me that I used to do everything just to impress her.
“The best thing she taught me is to be honest to myself. That is the only way we can be honest to others. That is the only way we can share our ideas with others. Till today, I know no other way to reach out to others. If you are honest to yourself, you can have better understanding of life.”
She added: “Every day is Mother’s Day. For my family, March is a feminist month in the real sense. My grandmother’s date of birth is March 7. We celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 and my mother was born on March 9. We have Mother’s Day on March 21.”
Precious Gudza is a Zimbabwean hairstylist. She said: “My mother is my rock. She has given up her personal needs and desires for me. She is always an ear that is ready to listen to me and then advise me any day and time. She is my number one fan. I have two children myself and my mother decided to be a full time grandmother to take care of them so that I could pursue my dreams and fly. “When we are together, it’s the most wonderful time. She wants to know about my experiences and my dreams. She pushes me to be a better person and always reminds me to stay humble.“My mother gave up her teaching career to take care of my children so that I could move to Doha and pursue my dreams. That act of selflessness and sacrifice changed my whole perception of life itself.”
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