MOTHER’S DAY THOUGHTS

Of course tomorrow is Mother’s Day and I want to wish a happy happy day to all mothers. I wondered how this celebration of mothers began so what I found was the following definition:

“Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society and the modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.”

I love being a dad and grandad, but one of the things I enjoy most is observing the mothers in our family care for and interact with their children and now, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. If the day is to celebrate the influence of mothers in our society then I need look no further than my own mother (but there is a LONG line of wonderful mothers in my family tree). Mama loved me when I was unlovable; she cared for me when I didn’t care about anything; she saw that my needs were met when I didn’t think I needed her help (but I did). Then I saw my wife do the same thing for our girls and now I see our girls do the same thing for their children. Is motherhood something learned or is it instinct? I would guess some of both.

But there is something about that relationship that is unique and special. There have been many times when I could not comfort our girls, but their mother could. I could take them to her and suddenly everything was alright. And if the above definition of Mother’s Day is the true definition I want to be first in line to honor my mother, my wife and my two daughters and to celebrate their influence on society. They have all been and continue to be SUPERMOMS. I love you ladies so much and wish all of you the best day ever!

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