While as Muslim we taught to honour all parent, especially our mothers everyday. The command to be good to one's parents begins right from the Qur'an. Allah says:
We should not wait for a certain day or time to do, but my mother has been in my thoughts more and more lately .You see, my dear mother is thousands of kilometers away from me ... suffering from cancer. One of the most difficult challenges of making Hijrah or if you want to say expat living is being away from your family. Feeling disconnected and dislocationed from them. This dislocation — psychic as well as geographic — comes with inevitable lonelinesses, small and large. There are holidays with family missed, and life events — weddings, parties, memorial services, births — that happen without you. I find it ironic that as a Muslim I'm commanded to honour my mother to a greater status, yet I'm so far from her. A real challenge indeed!
To note: Islam commands kindness, respect and obedience to parents and specifically emphasizes and gives preference to the mother. Islam raises parents to a status greater than that found in any other religion or ideology.
All the mothers who are living in poverty, hardship and war.We need honor and support them. We may not ever physically walk with these moms, but speaking words of encouragement and understanding and being their support (emotional and finanical) in this life is our duty.
This mom gig IS hard – for all of us – but I know it's a blessed job.