Nagaland Post pays tribute to supermoms on Mother’s Day 2024

Nagaland Post pays tribute to supermoms on Mother's Day 2024

This Mother’s Day, Nagaland Post shines a spotlight on the extraordinary supermoms who have made significant contributions to their families and communities. These remarkable women, from diverse backgrounds, shared their inspiring stories of resilience, strength, and unconditional love, showcasing the essence of motherhood.

Dr. Mhasiseno T Belho: Nurturing Emotionally Balanced Children

Dr. Mhasiseno T Belho, a seasoned OBGYN with 24 years of experience, shared her journey of raising three conscientious and free-spirited daughters. She emphasised the importance of nurturing emotionally and socially balanced children in a world that often prioritises academic excellence.

As an expert in her field, Dr. Belho also advocated for women’s health, stressing the necessity of cervical cancer vaccination, timely Pap smear tests, and proper antenatal care with institutional delivery.

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Dr. Hewasa L Khing: Celebrating Small Victories

Dr. Hewasa L Khing, the Principal of Tetso College and a mother of two, acknowledged the advancements that have made motherhood less challenging compared to the past.

She celebrated the small victories, like getting her son to school on time, and encouraged a non-judgemental approach to the diverse parenting styles that mothers adopt, recognising that every mother has her own way of managing family dynamics.

Apane Lasuh: Motherhood as a Spiritual Foundation

Apane Lasuh, the wife of the Senior Pastor of Chakhesang Baptist Church, Kohima, and a mother of two, emphasised the importance of practising what one preaches, especially when in the public eye.

She viewed motherhood as a spiritual foundation, a responsibility to lead children in the love of God. Apane also acknowledged the challenges of being a church leader’s wife, such as maintaining humility and balancing personal plans with church commitments.

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Dr. Watinaro Longkumer Kiewhuo: Expanding the Definition of Motherhood

Dr. Watinaro Longkumer Kiewhuo, an associate professor and mother, expanded the definition of motherhood beyond biological ties, focusing on the emotional connections formed with children.

She celebrated the increasing visibility of women as a sign of progress towards autonomy and empowerment. Dr. Kiewhuo encouraged mothers to pursue their dreams while prioritising their personal well-being and caring for others.

Apucho Theluo: Dedication and Care in Motherhood

Apucho Theluo, a full-time homemaker and mother of five, shared the bittersweet feeling of watching her children grow up quickly. She emphasised the importance of dedication and care in motherhood, as well as the need for prayer and guidance in raising responsible adults. Apucho also serves as a deacon in her parent church, CBCK Kohima, devoting her time to her faith when not at home.

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Aying Wangsha: Balancing Work and Family Life

Aying Wangsha, a member of the Nagaland State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and a mother of two, spoke about the challenges of balancing work and family life, especially with a child with special needs.

She made the difficult decision to sacrifice her stable job and relocate to ensure her child’s access to an inclusive school. Aying drew strength from her faith in God and the support of others, encouraging mothers not to misuse the special privilege of motherhood, even when life presents unique circumstances.

Henlly Phom Odyuo: Following Passion While Being a Mother

Henlly Phom Odyuo, a senior journalist at Eastern Mirror and a mother of two, shared her experience of following her passion while being a mother. She emphasised the importance of confidence in making the right choices and setting boundaries, acknowledging the support of her husband and in-laws in balancing family responsibilities. Henlly also addressed the misconceptions about her profession, noting that it requires selfless dedication rather than high pay.

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Pinky Longchar: Embracing Motherhood as a Single Parent

Pinky Longchar, a police officer and single mother, expressed the pain of not being able to spend as much quality time with her daughter as she would like due to her commitment to public service. Despite the absence of a father figure, Pinky embraced motherhood with confidence, striving to provide the best of herself to both her child and her duty to the public. She encouraged other single mothers to remain faithful and rooted in God, serving as a positive example for their children.

These supermoms’ stories weave a tapestry of love, sacrifice, and the unwavering spirit of motherhood. As we celebrate Mother’s Day, let us honour the invaluable contributions of mothers in shaping the future and the lasting impact they have on their families and communities.

Their journeys, marked by challenges and triumphs, remind us of the transformative power of a mother’s love and the enduring legacy it leaves behind.

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