Motherhood is a unique privilege. It is full of joy and challenges which cannot be entered into carelessly. It must be handled with all sense of responsibility. Motherhood is an assignment that is very rewarding and fulfilling but also very demanding and tasking, one that requires great focus and determination. Someone asked where has the mothers gone?
There is rising incidence of neglect and abdication of responsibility on the home front. There is inadequate preparation, lack of adequate knowledge. The girl-child, would-be-mothers and even mothers are not well informed about their roles as wives and mothers. Many are not fully prepared to embrace such roles. The will power to function effectively is not there. This lack of knowledge and will power often translates into strained relationship at home with the attendant grave consequences.