**Why we need Mothers – My P3 Speech (To be)

Madre. Maman. Mãe. Oma. Inay. Mutter. Mum. Mor. Mama.

However we say it, we all refer to the same person who takes care of us since we were young. On the day I was born, I first laid my eyes on an angel and I call her my mother, until now she has been my pillar, my guide and my disciplinarian. There are lots of reason why we need mothers but here are some few reasons why we need our mother:

M – eaning. She gives us meaning in everything we do, she teaches us right from wrong. At first we might wonder why she scolded or nagged us, but later we realized that she only wants what’s best for us.

O – pen. When we’re young she opens her eyes late at night just to feed us. She opens her heart instead of hurt us. She opens her mind to every possibility there is just to give the best for her child.

T – ears. She shed sweat and tears to give her child the comfort available, this because again she wants to give the best for her child.

H – appy. She tries to be happy whenever she is sad, tired and lonely just to share a smile from her child.

E – xist. We all exist because we are born from our mother’s womb or we have a maternal figure that guides us since we were little.

R – eceive. We all receive one of the most important thing in this world and that is a mother’s care and love.

Some mother’s may not be able to say in words but actions are more than enough to express our Mothers Love.

In most country, Mother’s day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. The first celebration was made in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in America.

From then on, mother’s day became a celebration to honour mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in the society. Among few famous mothers in the world are:

1. Mary Wollstonecraft – she was an eighteenth century British writer, philosopher and advocate of women’s rights and was the mother of the “Frankenstein” author, Mary Shelley

2. Marie Curie – She was a Polish physicist and chemist who is famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity.

3. Josphine Baker – she is a dancer, singer and an actress who adopted 12 children from around the world, calling her family a Rainbow Tribe.

4. Florence Owens – she was the iconic portrait of the Migrant Mother, which illustrates severe poverty that had left Thompson and other Americans on the brink of starvation

5. Katharine Houghton Hepburn – she’s an advocate of women’s right to vote and later championing access to birth control.

6. Rose Kennedy – she is a political matriarch whose sons rose to prominence in the US Government.

7. Ma Barker – a crime loving mama who raised delinquent boys, criminal gang member and an office and bank robbers.

8. Coretta Scott King – the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr who continues her husband’s work on social change after his assassination.

9. Indira Gandhi – the Mother of India, famous for her political contributions in India. Her son soon became the Prime Minister of India

10. J.K Rowling – a single mother and author of the famous “Harry Potter”

To sum it up, our parents are our mentor and example; we grow up the way how our parents taught us, be it in a good or bad way.  Though you may just be a normal person to some but you are one great extraordinary person to your children.

Happy mother’s day to the mothers and especially to our own mothers!

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