Motherhood is not a
one-size-fit-all, a mold that is all-encompassing and means
the same thing to all people.
Some mothers give
standing ovations to bowel movements. Other mothers reserve
their excitement for an affair.
Some mothers have so
much guilt, they cannot eat a breath mint without sharing
it. Other mothers feel nothing when they tell a kid his
entire pillowcase of candy got ants in it...and eats it
Some mothers cry when
their thirty-year-old daughters leave home and move to their
apartments. Other mothers sell their twelve-year-old son's
bed when he goes to a long scout’s camp.
There is a little bit
of all of them in our mothers. We have heard and known many
of them among our friends.
They are our
mothers, not the nameless, faceless stereotypes who
appear once a year on a greeting card with their virtues set
to prose, but women who have been dealt a hand for life and
play each card one at a time the best way they know how. No
mother is all good or all bad, all laughing or all serious,
all loving or all angry. Ambivalence runs through their
Meanwhile, we’ll love
to hear from you about your mother. At the meantime,
we will reminiscence on ours and will share with you in the
weeks to follow.
If your story touches
us, we’ll feature your story in our website and your mother
will receive a bouquet of flowers on Mother’s day,
compliments of Pods & Petals Giftlab.
Pods & Petals Giftlab
A Bouquet of Flowers will be given away on Mother’s Day each
to the 3 most touching stories.
A RM10 PPG Voucher will be given for the remaining members
who have taken the time to share with us on their mothers.
The closing date for the story submission is 29th April
Applicable for delivery within Klang Valley only.