Posts Tagged ‘Mothers’

Motherhood: This Woman Had a Baby at 70 Years Old

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

70 momBy: Krystle Crossman

Being a mother is hard. Children are energetic, playful, charismatic, and troublemakers. Generally parents are young enough to handle the everyday family life and can make it through all of these challenges. However Omkari Singh has a very different situation. She has a six year old son who is very energetic but she has to go about raising him a little differently. Why? Singh is 76 years old. She gave birth when she was 70. Her husband at the time was 89 years old.

Singh gave birth to twins in 2008. She had a girl and a boy. The girl unfortunately died at the age of four. The son, Akashvani, Is perfectly healthy and very much an active child. Singh says that she has a hard time keeping up with him at times because she is old and cannot move around as quickly. She has trouble when it comes to bathing him and getting him dressed as well.

The people that live in her town criticized Singh and her husband for having a child so very late in life. She had a reason for it even though not many understood. She had given birth to two daughters early in life and now has five grandchildren. The problem was that she wanted to have a boy. She felt that she had no purpose as a mother if she did not have a son to raise to take over the household when she and her husband passed away. They desperately tried to conceive another child while they were young but it just didn’t happen.

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Father’s Day

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Today I woke up earlier than the rest of my family, as usual, and had some time to myself then I quickly got my four year old baby girl ready and went to the store. We shopped for all the ingredients to make the best Father’s day breakfast ever! On top of that we bought my husband a special cake to honor him for being such a wonderful man and father.

When I got home, I prepared the breakfast and served it to my husband. I did everything that I could think of to make my husband feel special and know that we (my children and I) really love and appreciate him. Then I got to thinking, what if every day, I did everything that I could think of to let my husband know how much I love and appreciate him? What kind of wife would that make me? What kind of marriage would we then have?

So this is my declaration: Everyday, I will do everything that I can think of to show my husband how much I love and appreciate the warm, loving, generous and righteous man that he is.

I believe that if more of us, wives, made this one effort, we can change the future of marriages and thereby change the futures of our children. Think of how our children will feel when they see their mother loving, respecting and holding their father in the highest esteem! My son (when he grows up) will know that he is worthy of love, respect and appreciation. My daughter (when she, too, grows up) will know that the best way to have a wonderful spouse starts with being one.

To all the wives (and mothers) I encourage you to join me in my quest for creating a better future for our children. Let’s lead by example. Let’s show the men in our lives (even if he is not your husband) that they are worthy of love, respect and appreciation. Now, I know there are some women who will say that the father of their child is NOT worthy of love and respect and to this, I say show it to him anyway. Remember, you cannot control another person’s behavior, but you can control your own. Remember, we are leading by example.

Some time ago, I remember reading this quote “The best thing that a father can do for his children is to love their mother” and I contend that the best thing that a mother can do for her children is to love their father.

I’m so grateful to my Mother who has loved and showed love to my father all my life and to my Father for being the best dad that I could ask for and more.

To all the Fathers: HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!