"My Marvelous Mum" is the theme of 101 Anniversary International Women Day celebration in Cambodia. From early this month until 8 march, there are several activities both the Government and civil society.The speech of His Majesty King Samdech Me Norodom Monineth will voice through out the country by local TV and radio channel.
For NGOs and other civil society will also conduct their activities. Like Women's Radio FM 102 MHz, local radio station of Women s' Media Center of Cambodia, none-profit organization work for Gender Equality for Cambodian society, will celebrate it's 13th anniversary of the radio establishment since 1999.
Talk about one of grassroots group call the messenger band, the girls band grew from the Women garment worker empowerment project since 2005, they compose the songs about the life , the hardship of the grassroots group of garment workers, poor farmer and sex workers. For 8 March this year, the group will perform the song and conduct Role play near their factory to entertain as well as provoke the consciousness among worker to come together for their struggle over their poor working condition and low wage.
For me, "My Marvelous mother " is really touch my hart deeply, because I am not really sure my mother inspire me , I feel really painful to say it frankly, I know that it is really evil thinking.
I used to feel disappoint with her. I never get any encouragement form her when I did something good, but contrast she will used very bitter word when I did something wrong. As I remember, when I pass Exam.. or I got award from school as an outstanding student. I hope they come, but I did not see the... like to see them stay with me when I am success. They say they very busy with their work, but I think differently. I saw only my friends' parent come to encourage and cheers them. when I was young I did not aware that encouragement is powerful to me. But when I grow I believe that encourage is play important role in my inner soul, it will build my confident, my success. I start to realized that the satisfactions in the past will horn me in the present. I find very hard to control my anxiety, I am easily give up when I face problem or not success. I feel frustrate with my future career . My decision making is weak. I found my self sick and my memory is ruin, I sometime find hard to call the name of my colleagues or say thing properly. When I have a lot of thing to do I became anxiety and lost self control , even though I know how to manage them but evil feeling always interrupt and error thing occur.
The time has passed, what ever I think about her in the past but for now I always think good about her and pity her ,I try to forgive.I know she really strong and clever, my father too . Both of them work every hard, they can sent me to University, support my brother and sister to get higher education . Whatever I think about her in the past but for now I always think good about her and pity her ,I try to forgive, I know she also in the hard time too, because my younger sister left her and come to stay with me since she have long upset with my mother several thing.
This is bad feeling that I used to fail into unexpectedly. I try to find out why I feel bad so far. later on I realized that I upset because I am not satisfy with my family in the past and with my self too that I am also in the tough time when my second baby was born. Once, I knew how anxiety she was and how pain she feel when my father betray her and have date with the girl outside.
Now every thing is better when we all try to communicate with sympathy .That bad feeling was become disappear when I try to thing positively, keep reading book, open my hart to new focus, listen to the encourage word and I also got encourage from my spouse and my little two kids.
Whatever happen to you please be a " Marvelous Mum " to be a leader of your child. Your child need you to PRESENCE Not PRESENTs
Let celebrate for Super Mum this year !!!!
Kunthea, CambodiaInternational Women's Day 2012