Lexicographer compiles, writes and edits dictionary and semanticist studies the meaning and relationship of words, phrases, among others. In this case, I would like to play with words especially in this Mother's Day celebration. This is my own unique way of honoring a mother. I do extract or form 13 trivial but significant words from the word "mother" and give their important relationship to a mother does, the place she used to be, and the things she used to frequent with.
|Rebing with her Grandchildren|
Home is a place where the mother rears up her children in the way they should go and when they grow up they will not depart from it. It is where love abounds. It is also a place nobody could miss it. Thus, there's a saying: "There's no place like home."
2. Theo (God)
Mother brings up her children according to the "nurture and admonition of the Lord." God is the main source of her strength and the center of her faith which she inculcate it to the minds of her children.
Character building is the usual chore of a mother. She wants her kids to be obedient, diligent, religious, and other good character traits as she told them from a story book or a tome of good manners and right conduct.
|Rebing Receiving a Gift during the |
Church Service Sunday
Mother is used to tell or retell stories from the Bible or from Aesop's fables. Story of a moth which the mother of Jose Rizal, the PH national hero depicts a moral lesson of being punished for disobedient.
Mother usually stresses heroic acts and deeds in her counsel to her family. The making of a hero is well emphasized to the children so that they will emulate that kind of attitude of helping others.
The grandeur of Rome is typical cited by mother for letting her children appreciate the beauty and the finest engineering works of world's architecture. Emphasis is on beauty.
Mother never gets tired of introducing values to her children for making them responsible, law-abiding citizen of a country. She employs a rote method of educating them. The more her children become familiar, the more they are influenced by it.
Values are never taught, but they are caught. Mother is so resourceful enough turning an ore into a precious metal. She knows what is best for her children. And she's very versatile in doing it.
Do you think, mother's jobs are non-essential? They're not "mote and academic". They're workable, doable, enforceable. Nothing stops mother's works.
Mother's works is astronomical and countless as the grain of sand. Her job has no limit. It is infinite for time and eternity. While she is living, she takes care of her children here on earth. When she dies, she does her work there in heaven too.
Mother is a human being. She could be bruised by her children's misgivings and misdeeds. Her children tore her heart into two, but she has the patience to bear all those afflictions.
Spiritually speaking the role of a mother couldn't be delegated to others except her. Her responsibilities to rear up the spirit children of the Lord fall into her shoulder. They work together with her husband.
Mother and father are working together for their children's welfare. In them, this is a stewardship given them as husband and wife to their children by the Lord. They are pro-creator with our Heavenly Father.
Have I given the perspective of a role of a mother? Though these 13 words are trivial but they're significant enough to constitute an ideal mother's role.