Lake Side Reflection

Three students spoke about their mothers at our Secondary Mother’s Day Chapel last week. I thought it would lovely share what special things they said about their mothers and how much they appreciate them….

The love and the effort mothers put in to shape our lives is irreplaceable and unparalleled.  My mother is the reason why I am receiving education in this wonderful school and in this beautiful country.  Very early on, my mother had always been determined to send me overseas.  It was her that encouraged me to open my eyes wider and gain a better understanding of the world around me, no matter if the experience is good or bad.

How could I possibly complain to her about what I don’t have, especially when she has done so many grateful things to shape who I am today?  No matter who I become in the future, I will never stop telling her how much I love her.  Derek Yang (Year 12)

Mother’s Day is a special occasion, but I believe that we should be celebrating our mothers every day for the things they do for us. I appreciate my mother because she provides my food and my clothes but most importantly, she supports and cares for me. I think we should all celebrate Mother’s Day with joy even if our mothers are not present or here with us because other important people in our lives would not be here without the care of their mothers.

The author Sharon Jaynes has said “Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled they are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles”. Han Trinh ( Year 8)

I think I speak for a lot of people when I say mums are one of the hardest working people. I know that my mum certainly is. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to thank her enough for everything she’s done for me. Funny thing is, occasionally whenever she does anything for me, like cook dinner or drive me somewhere, she’ll slip in a question for me jokingly, saying “What do I owe you that I have to do this for you?” with a chuckle after. And thinking about it, she has a point. She doesn’t owe me anything.

Everything that she does is unconditional. I didn’t earn it and I probably never will, but she loves me anyways. I’ll never be more grateful for her sacrifices and the hard hours at work and at home my mum has put in to raise me. That’s why I really like Mother’s Day. I think we can agree all mums deserve all our appreciation for all the hard work they’ve put in for us. So happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers here and I hope on mother’s day, you receive lots of love and thank you for all that you’ve done for us. Hale Pham (Year 11)

We pray and give thanks for those who are or like mothers to us.

Reverend Susan Crothers-Robertson
College Chaplain