A little boy was crying, looking for his mother. A stranger came and asked the little boy: “Where is your mum and can you describe what she looks like?”

”My mum has the most beautiful face on earth,” the little boy replied.

The stranger, in search of a beautiful lady, said to the boy: “Is this your mum?”

“No my mum is prettier than her,” the boy said.

A few times the stranger tried to bring beautiful ladies and each time the boy said that his mum is prettier.

Then a plain looking lady came and said: “There you are I had been looking for you!”

The little boy’s face brightened with gladness and proudly said to the stranger, “You see my mum has the most beautiful face on earth!”

Indeed, through the eyes of children, their mothers are the most beautiful for them, true to the saying that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

‘A face that only a mother can love’ is another expression we say about the unconditional love a mother can offer to her children. From the moment of conception, followed by birth and the first taste of milk of a baby from their mother’s bosom, there is an immeasurable bonding between a mother and her child.

While the children are growing up they will feel and vision their mothers as a protector, who gives them love and kindness and showers them with lots of hugs and kisses. Thus in their minds without any doubt, their mother will be the most wonderful and beautiful person on earth.

Those sleepless nights, sacrifices made especially for working mums, a mother will endure to nurture and care for their children. A mother is a teacher, disciplinarian, provider, protector, mediator rolled into one. No job can outdo what a mother can do and I believe being a mother is the noblest, challenging, and most difficult job, but it’s all worth it.

Mothers have a big influence in shaping the character of their children. A responsible mother will produce responsible adults because mothers serve as a role model for their children. This is a precious gift all mothers can offer to society and the wider community.

It is fleeting to say just for that special day of every 2nd Sunday of May, we should all toast to celebrate and, recognise the significant role of all mothers in the world. However, our appreciation for them should always be given at all times.


Excerpt from my book My Passion, My Calling


It is in the mother’s heart
That children can find
Assurance of being loved
It is in the mother’s arms
That the children can find
Solace and comfort
It is in the mother’s hugs and kisses
That the children can find real joy
Of being loved and most of all
Being special and cared for

Image: Joey Pilgrim | Unsplash


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Lorna Ramirez
LORNA RAMIREZ was born, raised and educated in Manila in the Philippines, attaining a degree in Chemical Engineering and working as a laboratory manager in a textiles company. In 1977, with her husband and her son and daughter she migrated to Australia. She worked as a laboratory technician and a chemist in Australia, only retiring in the year 2000 to care for her first grandchild. Lorna Ramirez has travelled extensively, gaining much from her interactions with people all over the world and building a strong foundation for her philosophies about life. She loves gardening, cooking, and reading and playing the piano. She is also interested in the Stock Exchange. Throughout her life, Lorna Ramirez, a woman of faith, has been a wise observer of human behaviour and has collected her many pearls of wisdom and observations to produce this inspiring and uplifting book.


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