Should we worry about our Mothers?
Perhaps it is my onion opinion, and I donít like onions by the way, that we should allow mothers to worry about us and we should worry about our mothers [parents].
We are only together for a short time here [mortality] and God has given us this time together that we may all learn some of the lessons of eternity we need to gain.
My mother had everything to worry about, but her young children didnít have to worry about her. She provided the essentials needed to help us become independent. When times got tough, we worried then about Momís ability to provide for her kids, but things always worked out, because Mom worked them out. It was a blessing for us all to worry and not interfere. She had a wonderful family and then divorce nearly crushed the life out of her. Did her children worry about her?
She lost one son, who fell away from the Church (rebaptized after years of being out of he Church), and one [me] who nearly lost his life on his church mission. Her only daughter nearly passed away with MS and the brother she raised served in a war that caused her to worry about his safety daily. Her youngest son struggled to maintain a home and raise a family. Did she worry about her children?
Should we worry about our mothers? I think that we should reasonably worry without smothering them. I think we should be aware of their struggles and their sacrifices for us. When they are old, and bent over with worry about their children, their children owe it to mothers to be worried. This is showing love rather than interference.