What does a mother wants to see in her child? And, what is that she expects from her child? Well, there is difference in mothers and their motherhood. Usually, a mother expects nothing and she can see nothing but love. She is blind with her motherhood and motherly love for her child. She may not have any kind of expectations and all she would desire to see is that her child grows into a fine young man or woman. That is all.
When she becomes aged and has less strength to perform routine chores of life at that time she expects the same what the child expected from her when he was an infant. In his infancy, he expected her mom to feed him, take care of him, and put him to sleep with love and lullaby.
His mother never hated him for wetting the bed and making a mess. Now, the child, who is so grown and strong, has to do the same what his mother did for him. How she treated him in infancy and until he was all grown up. As a child, son or daughter, it is your turn now to ignore her flaws and any bad words but educate her if needed with love.
Old person hardly has control over his or her tongue, hands or bowel movement. You should spare her from your cruelty, smile at her and bear her. She was never cruel to you – when you were helpless. Now she is helpless. You were helpless due to your infancy and childhood now she is helpless due to her old age.
Allah’s Apostle Holy Prophet SAAS said Paradise is at the feet of your mother. (Al-Tirmidhi) and at another occasion He SAAS said, “God has forbidden for you to be undutiful to your mothers.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)