Mother Figure ~
a woman who is regarded as a source of nurture and support.
“During my childhood, we were taught by our parents and teachers to treat all older women as mothers and younger women as sisters.
We were taught to believe that women, just like men, are created in the image of God,
and hence must be treated with love, dignity and respect they rightfully deserve.
Those life lessons from childhood still remain close to my heart, regardless of time, place or society that I live in.
I do hope that we will continue to teach the same precious lessons to our children even today,so that they will always see and treat every woman with respect and dignity, throughout their lives
as their own mother or sister or daughter, as God’s divine image, and not as an object .~Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate