If the human capacity to love is unlimited, the love between a mother and a child is surely the greatest paradigm we can find.
When I think of the relationship between a mother and a child, the first thing that comes to mind is two words: “unconditional love”, and then another three accompanying adjectives: Pure, irrational, and disinterested love. In this relationship, there is no other reason to love the other other than that special bond that is created for life. It begins the moment you start to grow inside your mother’s womb or, failing that, you raise it as if it had been, and it has no end. It is inexhaustible.
When I was little, my parents, not just my mother, used to tell me, “ Be what you want to be. Your biggest goal is to be happy. Do not forget! «. And so I did, I did not forget it and thanks to the support that I always enjoyed, I was able to freely choose which path to take to feel fulfilled. That is why when I decided to travel and professionalize as a blogger, I traveled with the conscience and security of knowing that I was doing the right thing … since I was pursuing what made me happy.
Traveling is one of the most important ties I have with my mother. We’ve traveled together for as long as I can remember, but it’s during the last few trips that we’ve really made a great team, a combo of two. We understand each other, we understand each other, and, yes, we also argue. Otherwise, we would not be human … is what coexistence has. But each situation teaches us new things that make it possible for the relationship to improve.
Here are some of the reasons why traveling with your mother (or with your child) can be one of the best ideas you can have and you should consider yourself soon:
“Share more time and work on the relationship to improve it”
I have already spoken repeatedly on the blog about the advantages of traveling for personal knowledge. The same happens when traveling in a company. In this case, traveling is a great way to deepen the relationship between mother and child. Exposing ourselves to situations outside of our usual environment or from what we have learned, can allow us to discover our limitations, those of others, and give us the tools to overcome them.
When I travel with my mother and we rent a car, I usually always drive myself and she is the co-pilot. It’s hard to imagine a more stressful situation than that in the company of my mother. She keeps giving me instructions and I keep saying to stop. We have to keep working to find a meeting point (okay, mom?).
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Live new experiences and enjoy them:
Normally, the time that mother and child share on a day-to-day basis or when visiting is devoted to doing the same activities. In this case, the routine does not have to be something negative, it can be endearing and something we want to do. But, what would happen if we add new ones to the usual activities? Guaranteed fun.
Traveling is the perfect answer and it can be very exhilarating. I remember when my mother and I were together in Japan. While visiting a temple in Kyoto, my mother wanted to emulate the ritual that the Japanese performed around us. As we had no idea what it consisted of, neither short nor lazy she began to speak Spanish with one of them. When he saw that he could not communicate he told me: « Patricia, see what he says because I don’t know it «as if I knew Japanese …
Keep growing together:
If I compare the first trip that the two of us made together to Lisbon with the last trip to Ibiza, perhaps no more than six or seven years have passed between one and the other, but I can affirm that there has been an evolution in us and in our relationship. Evolution is in a double sense, on the one hand as traveling companions, since now we understand each other much better than at the beginning, and also in our family relationship, since we respect and know each other even more.
Your mother is the person who saw you born and who has probably followed every step you have taken in your life. Few people will be with us for so long. She has seen you grow and you have too. You have been able to see the passage of the years in her life and what her evolution has been until she became the beautiful woman next to you (whom you would like to look like at her age). Keep growing, hand in hand, as time passes and the relationship grows stronger.