International Mother’s Day, a day when we recognize our mothers. Mothers are our friend, philosopher and guide.
Over years some great mothers have influenced their children, broken the social taboos and even achieved success in their careers without sacrificing on their motherhood. At The Uncommon Box, we give a tribute to seven such mothers who not only changed their lives but if the world too.
#1 Mary Kom
Mary Kom became the first Indian woman boxer to win an Olympic medal. This five time world champion is also a mother of twins. Mary is a perfect example of a modern woman who manages both her children and career well. There are difficult times in her life too, but that fighter she is, she knocks her problems down too. She is a true example of a strong mother.
#2 J. K. Rowling
One of the world’s most famous and successful authors, J K Rowling is also a successful mother. Her story is not less than a roller-coaster ride. Before Bloomsbury, twelve publishers rejected Harry Porter. But, just like a strong woman she did not lose hope. She has been a single mother and today an inspiration to many. She has the quality of patience which makes her a great mother and author.
#3 Nancy Edison
Behind every successful man there is a woman, behind Thomas Alva Edison was his mother Nancy Edison. Since childhood Thomas grew with hearing disability, but his mother did not leave hope. She introduced him to the world of reading. A great mother, believed in her child who later became one of the greatest inventors of the world.
#4 Marie Curie
The first woman and the only person to win a Nobel Prize twice in the field of Science is Marie Curie. Her brilliance and intelligence has no comparison. After her husband died in 1906, she became a single mother of two young girls. But there was no looking back for a brilliant mind of her. She won her second Nobel prize. Her elder Irene Curie also won Nobel Prize for Chemistry. She is a great example of inspiration as a mother.
Pot depends on potter, a child on his mother. No doubt, Jijamata was a great influnce on Shivaji Maharaj. Since childhood she narrated Shivaji stories of great men, thought him politics and inculcated great values in him. She carried out the roles of both, an affectionate mother and gave the aptitude of a father to Shivaji in the absence of her husband. Her foresightedness made the establishment of Swarajya possible.
#6 Mary Gates
Mary Maxwell Gates, the mother of Bill Gates wasn’t just a great influence on the life of her son but also convinced leaders at I.B.M. to hire Microsoft to create an operating system, and following that contract, Microsoft went on to achieve massive success. She always encouraged Bill to do philanthropy and the effects of this is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Having compassion is the greatest attribute of a mother, and teaching it the greatest lesson. Mary Gates, with her lessons of compassion to Bill has contributed worldwide to various causes.
#7 Sindhutai Sakpal
Mother isn’t just the one who gives birth. It is the spirit of motherhood that transforms a woman into a mother, Sindhutai Sakpal is a great example of such a woman. Popularly known as the “Mother of orphans”, Sindhutai has devoted her life in raising orphan kids. She had nurtured over 1,050 children. Many if them today are doctors, engineers and even PHD. she is a perfect example of how motherhood doesn’t just need to be biological. It is the human connect.
The love and sacrifice of each other mother has no count. We could write about only a few mothers. If you know any mother who made a difference, do let us know. The Uncommon Box thanks all the mothers. To all the mothers out there, “Happy Mother’s Day!”
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