Statue of Motherhood in Granada, Nicaragua

February 1st, 2013 in Our Travels Worldwide

In Granada in the center of town is a very busy plaza and not really with tourists. The locals seem to love hanging out there. To sit and rest, watch the sun, people watch, be with their family, grab a bite to eat, read, mosey around. In this plaza I happened upon a statue.

Inscribed with:

“a la madre todo abnegacion y amor”

which roughly means… Mother-all devotion and love.

Abnegation itself can mean “renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others.” Which is part of motherhood, isn’t it? More of a fine line in motherhood I should say, trying to balance that. 

Isn’t that beautiful? I walked past with my four girls and started to tear up. I didn’t think I could love Granada any more but this just put the icing on the cake.

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2 Responses to “Statue of Motherhood in Granada, Nicaragua”

  • Emily
    February 1st, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Absolutely beautiful…as are you, my friend.

  • Linda
    February 1st, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    A beautiful statue. Even as she holds her infant so tenderly she is serving the baby. As her hand wrings the water from the cloth that she is cleaning her child with we are reminded that motherhood is beautiful because we do serve those we love. Even the humblest service is beautiful.
    You look like you are getting skinny. :-)

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