For every woman, motherhood is a different experience, but for all of them, being a mother comes before and after in their lives.
Being a mother means developing a true and boundless love with which it is possible to guide the steps of your children, becoming the engine that allows them to move forward.
To celebrate Mother’s Day, Scoop Highlights the story of a few women who, from different perspectives and against odds, have fought to make good people out of their children.
Their testimonials show the love and power with which many people create the best possible future for themselves.
Rosario Leon is a woman full of love and smile. At the age of 80, she admits that being a mother is not an easy task, but with a lot of effort she has been able to educate her four children as professional and decent people.
For her, having her children is the biggest blessing in her life. Although she was widowed a few years ago, together with her husband, she created a family that today gives her every bit of motherly affection and attention.
Now that she’s living on stage as a grandmother, she says her concern is that her five grandchildren may also “move on” and achieve each of their goals.
“My children are already grown up, I knew how to guide them and put dots on the eyes”, she recalls, devoting her life to building a good home.
She advises other mothers to have wisdom, patience and the best of intentions to guide their children, as “they need so much guidance and support today, especially emotional”.
“I’m one of those moms God has blessed with,” she says.
Saluri Rainales is one of the Venezuelan mothers who made the decision to emigrate. Currently from Peru, he assures that he does everything possible to bring up his young daughter, Isabel Alejandra, in the best possible way.
In this new place for both of them, she tries to adjust to other customs and deal with the recent loss of her father, who left before her.
“That changed everything completely (…) I had to move for my child and my mother, who helps me while I go to work,” he says.
As a mother, she assures that one of the biggest challenges is raising her daughter – who is almost two years old – to be a good and happy person. This has developed in him strength, intelligence and patience, among other qualities, which he did not know.
“To show them that even though they’re in a world where they need to be the best at everything, sometimes being the best at something doesn’t make you happy. And he knows that everyone around him How to appreciate a thing”, he explains his objectives.
Reinless recognizes that a mother’s love is truly unconditional, as she has come to understand “what it is like to give one’s life for another.” Also, it has helped them to face problems.
She highlights, “All mothers carry the warrior inside.” Based on her experience, she says that the important thing is to enjoy and live “to the fullest” every moment with our children, because “they are the best that God has been able to give us.”
She says that one of the quotes that came with her as a mother is: “Instruct a child in the right path, and even in his old age he will not forsake it.”
Mothers without limits
Being a mother has been a beautiful experience for Nilsa Mejias. However, she must learn to cope with the distance that now separates her from one of her four daughters.
“She went to Argentina and it was painful for us that she went alone,” she says, remembering that life as an immigrant isn’t always easy.
During this time he hasn’t physically received their hugs or kisses, so he admits that “we look forward to seeing each other.”
Digital channels have reduced the distance a bit, although with the instability of the internet connection, sometimes he becomes “desperate” for not being able to communicate with his family member.
One of her best achievements as a mother is giving her daughters the necessary support and being with them “step by step” to guide and educate them, for which she is grateful that “the recommendations we gave them, They’ve got them.” This highlights that they are all professional women today.
Among their fears is the possibility that some harm may befall their daughters and “that’s why one gets here very young and starts praying to God to take care of them and protect them,” she says.
She recalls that parenting was not an easy process, but in addition to her efforts, she had the support of her daughters’ father and someone who “could do his job.”
She also has a message for other women, reminding them to be gentle with their children, offer their support and “in good times and bad, always be a mother.”
Fight like a mother
Raising children in Venezuela is a real challenge for many mothers. Solmaris Bello recalls that when she received her daughter five years ago, there was a severe shortage of drugs in the country in particular.
This hindrance further adds to the difficulties in giving good schooling to her girl child, as due to the current economic situation, teachers take part of their time to protest.
However, she stresses that becoming a mother was always in her plans, and although her life has changed since then, it has been “the best surprise” she’s ever had.
Her aim is to train her girl child with great values, which is why she maintains that every mother should lead the way because “power lies in power.”
He said, “I believe that one day this will continue, but in the meantime we still have to fight and fight in our beloved Venezuela, those of us who are here.”