This is a feeble attempt to appreciate all the mothers that I know. Among all the gifts God has given humanity, I would say that mothers would be among the top of the list. One of the things that I admire about mothers is their selflessness.

When my wife says she would go to bed, it takes forever for her to do so. She would first soak some delicate clothes in water and detergent, take out the chicken from the freezer to get it ready for cooking in the morning, write a sweet note to our sons, find out why there are ants making their way into the cupboard, cut some fruit for breakfast, write some emails to coordinate this or that assignment, water the indoor plants, and make sure that all the doors are locked and windows closed. Then she would wash her face, brush her teeth, apply moisturizer and all those lotions that ladies put on their bodies.

With AlanWhen the boys were still young, after doing all these, she would check on each of them–make sure that their school uniforms are ready, that their books are in the backpacks, and that any school form is signed. And if one of them is still awake, she would find some other thing to do: sweep the floor, arrange the furniture, list down the expenses for the day, and so forth. She just won’t sleep ahead of the boys. Just before she sleeps, she would read the Bible and talk to God about so many things. If she senses that I am having a hard time to sleep (because of all the things that she’s doing), she would even give me a foot massage. Then she would make sure that all the lights are off. Things like these happen almost every night. All these years. Without a complaint, if I may add.

I am sure a lot of husbands and children have been blessed similarly. And if you haven’t thanked that domestic goddess who loves and serves you unconditionally, please do so now. You don’t have to wait for Mother’s Day. Mothers, you deserve more than one day a year for Mother’s Day. But on this day, please be assured of our utmost love and appreciation.

She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31:27-29 NIV


6 thoughts on “When a Mother Goes to Bed

  1. Awesome article! Dahl is an amazing woman, one from which to learn sooo much! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 Blessings to both of you!
    (I loved the part of “when I couldn’t sleep because of all the things she was doing”.hahaha that is such a Lloyd thing to say! haha) Love you guys, Andrea

    1. Hi, Andrea! I am sure that this article describes you too. You clearly show that you too are one of those selfless, awesome mothers. Happy Mother’s Day. Please send our greetings to Doña Flor as well.

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