The Strength of a Mother Essay

1059 Words Nov 20th, 2008 5 Pages
The Strength of a Mother Some of the smallest words have more meaning in them than the bigger ones. There is a six letter word that holds so much meaning I don’t ever think it will completely be defined, this word is mother. When you think of a mother I am sure a lot of different things come to your mind such as strength, love, care, compassion, forgiveness, protection, and many more. Omar Burleson said this “A mother is a blend of strength and survivorship, experience and insight, fancy and reflection.” and Kahlil Gibran said this “The mother is everything - she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness. He who loses his mother loses a …show more content…
They were getting things ready for the garage sale that she was having the next day. My mother’s phone rang, and when she said hello, the world suddenly stopped for her. She could not respond to the message the receiver had just given her. She fell to the floor and broke into tears; my grandmother and older sister ran to see what had happened. She could barely get it out but she took my grandma to the side and told her what he had said. It was about my daddy. He was involved in a serious car accident. A car had pulled out and hit his white Ford pick-up truck. The impact was so hard that he went forward and his chest hit the steering wheel pulling his aorta away from his heart immediately. My mother rushed to the hospital. My grandma and her friend Kay came to pick me up from school when I got in the car my two sisters were already in there. I had no idea what was going on. They brought all of us to the hospital and my mom told us exactly what had happened. The day of October 12th, 2000 changed our life drastically. My mom not only had to do her responsibilities as a mother, but as a father too. She had to provide for us solely on her own now with no help. She has been doing so ever since. At one point she had three jobs working day and night seven days a week just to make sure we had food on the table and clothes on our backs. We have never gone without anything,

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