Women urged to pay extra attention to children …as Ghanaians celebrate Mother’s Day tomorrow

Ghana will tomorrow join the rest of the world to mark Mother’s Day in recognition of motherhood and the influence of mothers on the family and society at large.

The day, which has over the years been celebrated by all wom­en, would be marked with special events such as church services, mu­sical concerts, luncheons, among others, to celebrate womanhood.

People would flood social media with short messages, images and videos of their mothers as well as telephone calls and private visits to celebrate them.

Deaconess Comfort Arthur, a presbyter at the Church of Pente­cost (CoP) New Bortianor District, in a message to commemorate the day, advised mothers to pay extra attention to their children and try as much as possible to occupy more space in their hearts.

“Try and be friends with your children so as to prevent them from associating with bad com­pany. Particularly in these times where both old and young are exposed to so much, you need to be more than available at all times,” she added.

Deaconess Arthur noted that these were times young people were dealing with depression and bad mental health resulting from lack of employment and other personal issues, for which reason establishing a more close relation­ship with them was critical.

She acknowledged the invalu­able contributions mothers play in maintaining the family and “mak­ing the world a better place for us to live in”.

“Mother’s day is a day for recog­nising the immeasurable support and love mothers have always given, not only to their biological children, but to the human race in general. Robert Browning was spot on when he posited that ‘all love begins and ends with mother­hood,’” she noted.

In separate interviews, some members of the public praised their mothers and other ‘mother figures’ in their life for contributing to their success.

Alice Adobea spoke highly of her mother and her sacrifices in seeing her through formal educa­tion as well as shaping her morals and principles in life.

“Motherhood is indeed one of life’s greatest gifts and privilege and on this day, I pray for God’s strength and blessing to her and all mothers,” she added.

Emmanuel Arthur said his mother had to juggle between trades and beg for support at many points to raise him and two other siblings.

“I am now a super-loving human being who has no option than to put people first because she taught me never to let down people who depend on me. My mother taught me faith and prayer and there is nothing more special to me than that,” he added.

ToYaa Padmore, her heart was with all women who played moth­erly roles in every possible way they could.

She also empathised with wom­en who have suffered miscarriage, lost their children and have never had the opportunity to biologically give birth.

“You count as well, and we celebrate you for the immense role you played in society’s develop­ment. Keep your heads up and the sun will soon shine on you,” she cheered.

Mrs Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi of the New Times Corporation praised women, especially three wonderful women who have contributed immensely to her life. They are her mother, Ms Teresa Quaidoo of Anyah Awoshie in Accra, Commissioner of Police (COP), Habiba Twumasi-Sarpong, Director General of the Police Welfare, and COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, Executive Director of Economic and Organ­ised Crime Office (EOCO).

“I would like to use this oppor­tunity to thank these wonderful women who crossed my path for their support and guidance in all my endeavours,” she added.


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