SUNDAY POST: Solid: A mother’s love

A mother’s love is solid, strong, powerful, dependable and pure.

Steady and unwavering as the rock of Gibraltar.

Dense and sheltering as the canopy of a rainforest.

Constant and reliable as the earth revolving the sun.

The undying and devoted love of a mother has been epitomised in the poem ‘Love you forever’ by Robert Munsch

“A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she held him, she sang:

I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.

……

But at night time, when he was asleep, the mother quietly opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor and looked up over the side of the bed. If he was really asleep, she picked up that nine-year-old boy and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she rocked him she sang:

I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.

The boy grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was a teenager. He had strange friends and he wore strange clothes and he listened to strange music. Sometimes the mother felt like she was in a zoo!

That teenager grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was a grown-up man. He left home and got a house across town. But sometimes on dark nights the mother got into her car and drove across town. If all the lights in her son’s house were out, she opened his bedroom window, crawled across the floor, and looked up over the side of his bed. If that great big man was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she rocked him she sang:

I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.

….”

And who can forget the powerful Solid love of Lily Potter, which saved her son, Harry from the most dangerous wizard of all times, Voldermort!

This post is in response to Jakeprinters Sunday Post

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8 thoughts on “SUNDAY POST: Solid: A mother’s love

  1. Thank you so much for relaying a story I had heard but forgotten! And I love the reference to Harry Potter’s mom…fiction can reflect what is good and true. 🙂 Nice to connect with you through Jake’s Sunday Challenge.

    1. Thanks Vivian! I think we Indians tend to a bit emotional about our mothers.Talking of which, I found wonderful tips and information on your blog on parenting. Looking forward to many more of them.

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