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Motherly figures.

Aside from the wonderful mothers we all have/had, who else do you look at as a motherly figure? It can be from a relative to a person you only know on the Internet. It's story time! Let us know how you met this person and what they have done to have that impact on you.


Daniela Bustamante

6th May 2013


I liked mother Teresa. And Florence nightingale. And don't laugh.


Asma Ahsan

6th May 2013


Love the red Daniela!

My mother's eldest sister has been a wonderful role model and 2nd Mother to me all of my life. My aunt was never blessed with children of her own and so she has adopted all of her nieces and nephews and her siblings'grand-children. She has been an amazing inspiration to all of us as well as a great supporter of her siblings. She battled cancer as a teen and came out the other side of it victorious. She has devoted her life to her family and we all love her dearly.

She was my maid of honor at my wedding.


Cindy Beitinger

6th May 2013


Asma, I'm not laughing... yet! Hahaha. Very interesting... but why?

Cindy, first of all, thank you! You know it looks red but everyone tells me it's an orange. I must be color blind because I don't think it's orange at all. The color listed was "tomato"... never realized it was a color hahah!

How sweet! I see a pattern with Aunts in a lot of people. I would never consider any of my aunts as motherly figures. I've never been that close with them but I really wish I was. Nicaraguan women are very blunt and come across as harsh so when I was little I was always told that I was spoiled and a brat by my aunts and cousins. I stay away from most of my family.

I love that she was your maid of honor.. it says a lot. She must of felt really special!


Daniela Bustamante

6th May 2013


Why like mother Teresa and Florence nightingale? On a serious note, they were strong selfless women. I like that.


Asma Ahsan

7th May 2013


I believe she felt special. She was the only person who stood with me. We had a very small wedding. Only 28 guests in all. We had a reception of about 140 a couple of weeks later. We didn't want the traditional extravagant deal. We bought a house instead.


Cindy Beitinger

6th May 2013


Asma, Being selfless is a tough one!

Cindy, very nice! That's such a good idea. Sounds so cute. I want the big ol shabang! LOL! I already have my Maid of Honor.. but then things change so who knows if it'll even be her. I really would like my "sister" Jackie to be my maid of honor but not sure if she'd be up for it. Ooh my, we're switching to talking about weddings!


Daniela Bustamante

7th May 2013


I have only every wanted one mother figure, and that was my own Mamma!
Can't imagine anyone else in the world who could fit her place. I have been so blessed.
Sure I had a Fairy Godmother of an aunt, but also an evil aunt.
So as this Sunday the 12th is Mother's Day here in Australia, here is what I picked up in the
The Best of life’s Little Instruction Calendar. Hope you all agree.

MOTHER'S DAY

There is no love like a mother’s love.
Hers is the first voice heard, the first face seen,
and the first tender touch we know.
No one loves us as devotedly
and is willing to forgive us so completely,
As a MOTHER


Davide Castel

8th May 2013


I had two aunts. One i thought of as mother as my mother left me with her a lot. I miss her still as she dies when i was six but I always knew who my mom was. SO I like Mother teresa and FLorence Nightingale as they inspired me as a young girl. i read a lot.


Asma Ahsan

8th May 2013


A wonderful tribute to a Mother,Lucy. I would never look to replace my mother but I acknowledge and appreciate my aunt so much for her open and giving nature to help nurture us through tough times. There have been times in my life when an outside party was easier to talk to and more understanding than my mother. My aunt was always a great sounding board and also offered me an interesting and different perspective from my mother's point of view. My mother was always right. I just needed to be reminded every now and again. My aunt helped me see this.


Cindy Beitinger

8th May 2013


I would never look for someone to replace my mother. But when she passed away, I had many of her friends reach out to me. My mom's bestfriend is a huge mother figure for me. When my mom passed away, her bestfriend and her husband wanted me to live with them. She's always been by my side for everything. She knows me like the back of her hand and it's kind of scary. There's a list of women who I consider motherly figures but that's just me.


Daniela Bustamante

8th May 2013


Hmm, i never had a mother figure. My mom is so strong she is enough for me. :)

I have this thing that a mother is the only mother figure. The rest are special in their own relations. An aunt was an aunt for me, not really a mother. I never got confused there and neither do i let my kids bond with someone as they bonded with me. Now they can as they are older, but now, the baby doesnt get a mother figure. It happened to me at age six and messed me for years untill I sat down and sorted myself out. My mom is my only mom. :)


Asma Ahsan

9th May 2013


I forgot to say thank you to Lucy for writing that Tribute. Very lovely. i've been writing some little things here and there to post on Facebook on Sunday and I also made a collage of my mom.

I can see where you're coming from Asma. You sound like my mom. My grandmother was the only one for my mom and they were super close. My mom is my hero and she will always be my mom, my only mom. I give a space for my mother figures but my momma remains top notch.

You know what? I absolutely I hate when someone refers to a woman being my stepmom or stuff like that. I live with my roommate and her aunt and people try to say her aunt is my stepmom; it makes me so mad! I don't know why. But I mean, I do have an actual stepmom but I would NEVER consider her a motherly figure. She will never live up to be the woman my mom was and I hope my dad realizes that.


Daniela Bustamante

9th May 2013


Because it is Mother's Day on Sunday, I thought I also might post something else about my Mother, which I had already posted before, however now is the appropriate time, so will try to put it in my profile picture to emphasise her green fingers, and also as a tribute.

Unfortunately, the picture is squashed with my writings, but the full picture is in my profile page.

CAN YOU SEE HOW MANY MAMMA'S YOU CAN FIND in the picture?


Davide Castel

10th May 2013


Daniela - your dad will never realize it because he didn't value your mom while she was still in his life. You don't need a step mom. Step moms are wicked in my eyes, refer to 'Hansel and Gretel' for reference. :) Someone asked me once if I could be a step mom, and I told them that I couldn't do it to someone else's kids what i cant bear to happen to mine. I mean that in all seriousness.

Lucy - I cant count. What a lovely picture!


Asma Ahsan

11th May 2013


Love the picture Lucy!

Stepmoms ARE evil Asma. I personally am starting to not like mine.


Daniela Bustamante

12th May 2013


I am sorry to hear that Daniela. You have just cause as she took your dad away from your mom while your mom was still alive and well. Its a hard act to accept, and a wrong act in my opinion as I dont support extra marital relationship. I always blame the woman for taking away a married guy from his wife. You should try to concentrate on your own life now and still love your dad, ignoring her in his life if you cant be comfortable around her. That's my advice. It will scar you less emotionally.


Asma Ahsan

12th May 2013


There are 8 Mammas in her garden.


Davide Castel

12th May 2013


8?! I would've never counted that many!


Daniela Bustamante

12th May 2013


Man - my mothers dad had four mothers since her grandfather married four times. My mother has 64 first cousins. And all so GOODLOOKING!


Asma Ahsan

12th May 2013


Correction! There are 9 Mamma's in her garden of beauty.

Asma...you come from a good looking family~by the sounds of it.


Davide Castel

13th May 2013


yup. a very goodlooking bunch. I am the worst looking. my mom looked like elizebeth Taylor and Sophia Lauren combined in her youth. still very fit in her sisxties. I weigh more Than her.


Asma Ahsan

13th May 2013


Forget about your weight...The beauty lies in the quality of your soul and the love you have for your family and of others, now that's true beauty...everything else is superficial if you have a cold heart.

My father was really the only handsome one in our family, and perhaps my younger sister.


Davide Castel

13th May 2013


I am ok with the weight. I will take it off the day it bothers me. I meant that my mom is fitter than me, as a compliment. :) I love my family. It's true.

It's never good to be jealous of siblings. I can see that like me, you are also happy about your sisters good looks. :)


Asma Ahsan

13th May 2013


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