Love is Action

Jun 27, 2018 | Live, Love, Only Berlin

Mommy Narratives:  Love in Action


Love is Action

Love begins at home.  It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in that action. St. Teresa of Calcutta

Being a mother means more than giving birth to a child.  It is loving and taking care of that little soul until he grows up independent and responsible.  It is supporting his dreams and loving him unconditionally.  Most importantly, being a mom is teaching her youngster what love is. And it is done not only through words but also in action.  This mother believes, though, that constant prayer to the Lord for strength and guidance will help her do all these.  

Love is Serving

Being a mom to five boys can be a struggle.  It means five times the food to prepare, five times the plate to wash, and five times the clothes to clean.  But I see myself doing all these household chores, not because I don’t have an option, but because they give me gratification.  Cooking for them means seeing them happily eating as if it was their last meal.  Washing the plates instead of asking them to do so means giving them more time to do things of their liking.  Doing the laundry means reminding myself the children are getting bigger every day. 

Love is Time

Time will come there are no longer boys to tell me I cooked the most delicious spaghetti in the whole world.  Time will happen there will no longer be dishes to wash because there are no more boys around the house.  And time will come those tiny clothes will be replaced by shirts and pants fit for real men and one by one, these boys will leave the small house.  

But until there is time to spend with them, I would instead cook, wash dishes, and clean clothes for them.  It wouldn’t hurt as well if they help me from time to time.  I won’t mind if they make an offer.  Because I know –

Love begins at home.  It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in that action.

St. Teresa of Calcutta

Love in Action

My boys may not be vocal about their appreciation to their parents.  But they show it through their actions.  The same way we, their parents, show them we truly care and love them.

Every evening before they hit the sack, any of my boys would volunteer to wash the dishes.  Sometimes, I let them do it, and I feel loved.  There are times I tell them “mama can do it so you may rest,” and their caring smile says “I love you, mom.”



Love is Action

I would repay his smile with a cry,  because those tears mean I am smiling with pride.  I’ve got boys who care for their aging mom and who knows how to show love in action.  

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  1. Wander With Ola

    Wow, how I admire moms and their unconditional love. It is great that you teach your boys about how love should work, that it’s not only done through words but also in action.

  2. Amber Hanne

    Oh wow, I can imagine 5 boys keeping you very busy! It’s so nice to hear that you give them so much love.

  3. Nessa

    Love is action for sure ! often more than words !
    We all give love in our ways and that is just perfect !
    Love love love !
    Thanks for sharing girl

  4. kidneyfornikki

    I wish my kids would volunteer to wash the dishes. Your boys sound wonderful. Enjoy them! 🙂

  5. nadj

    I remember my mom while I was reading this. I really admire all moms for their unconditional love. I wish to be a good mom soon when I have my own kids.

  6. Princess Quinn

    You should be proud that your boys are well raised. They can do household chores without complaining. He seems to be happy helping you.

  7. Tara

    There is so much love in your post, I can feel it. It is so true the kids will only be small for a time, mine are getting older, one is 17, soon they’ll grow and move out on their own.

  8. ninalehan21

    awwww so adorable. you should be very proud. you raised them well.

  9. lavandamichelle

    What a wonderful post! It seems like time flies by for my kids, It feels like they were toddlers yesterday, haha. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  10. Adaleta Avdić

    Yes, I love this! This is so very true. They grow up so quickly

  11. Evelyn Lo Foreman

    This post is about the kind of love that money cannot buy. A mothers love comes from the heart, gentle, compassionate and fierce- displaying love in action, indeed. ❤️ Thank You. Xo, Evelyn, PathofPresence

  12. toastycritic

    Love is all about the actions and not necessarily just the words. Certainly the words are an action, but they are meaningless unless followed up with actual movement in a direction.

  13. lauriegannon1

    Such sweet sentiments about your love for your boys from who they are now to who they will be in the future. This post has given me a case of the smiles. Thank you for the feel good, loving read!

  14. dnilyn12

    They say the best way to spell love is T-I-M-E. And I always believe in it coz when you give your time, you’re giving away something you can never take back anymore. I can imagine those tears, you must be very proud of them. ♥

  15. Shabby Chic Boho (@terrishutterbug)

    This is the sweetest post ever and I love how you’ve broken it down. I too will never tire of the things I do for my family. It sounds like you’re raising incredible kids.

  16. Richelle

    You always got the best insights, Momi Berlin.

  17. Kelsey Scarlett

    I so love reading this Momi Berlin


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