Take time for mom this Mother's Day

Danny Woods
May 25, 2017

Women's rights activist Julia Ward Howe first championed a mother's day to end wars.

It makes a huge difference in our relation with our mother if we take the initiative to strengthen it and appreciate it. They can come in any show, because almost any show can have women in it, and many different kinds of women are mothers. Some of the things were: My mother taught me to PRAY. You're obviously waiting for the last-minute sales, so you're applying her lessons about saving money in real time. If you would have told me that my mom only had six months left to live on Mother's Day 12 years ago, I wouldn't have believed you. You were as tender as a flower when I was happy! My sister-in-law is a wonderful mother, always showering love on her daughter and stepchildren.

But make sure, it packs punch. And I love her too. "You will sit there until all that spinach is gone". You will always be the girl, in my life for all times. As I was reading to her that day I took a chance and said something about God's love in Jesus, which I've not done much before. She and I would rock in rocking chairs and she would be semi-asleep, or semi-awake due to her medicine and the increasing issues with lung cancer. She resides not just in my DNA and genes, but in my very soul and spirit, which she nurtured by word and example for 89 years. Her presence affects us our entire life and she can't be replaced by anyone. I could nearly always find my mom by the aviary (large indoor area) watching birds.

I went to the next line but couldn't stop thinking about this frazzled woman. And not just mothers, after you've seen this video, you will agree that motherhood isn't restricted in any way, not even gender. Many lawmakers also joked saying if they allow Mother's Day there will more holidays being asked for Mother in Law's day, Sister in Law's days, etc. Somebody said if you're a "good" mother, your child will "turn out good"... And while we all manage our grief differently and are perhaps at different stages of grief, we all share the common denominator that we have lost our mothers and it hurts.

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We all know that this is not reality. Special moms need to know they are worthy.

Those who have had our mothers with us for well into their adult years, like me, are particularly blessed.

When we are 25 we say, "Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion about it".

"They always do breakfast in bed for me", Shelley-Tremblay said of her boys. At 65, we say, "I wish I could talk it over with mom".

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