This year my mother will be vacationing during Mother's Day. I was like wait! We do the brunch thing after mass, we kind of celebrate the day together with chocolates and flowers. It's sort of a tradition. What does she mean she is going on a wonderful vacation with my dad? Then it got me to thinking about how there are probably so many women out there who's moms have passed or are sick and how Mother's Day can bring an ache to the soul. I don't think there is ever an age that you don't need a mother to talk to, ask advice or to just lay your shoulder on. Mothers are there for you at significant times in your life. When you are born, that first boyfriend that broke you heart. (I still remember you... ass) Your wedding, to help with all your parenting advice, and so much more. My mother is a prayerful mother. That women has been on her knees for me more times than I can ever count. How do you say thank you to all that? You never forget! Whether she is with you now or not, you just never ever forget. I think Mother's Day is a day you always Honor your mother whether she is around or not. Honoring your Mother is a commandment in the eyes of God, as it should be. Here are some easy ways to honor her everyday.
The Mother child bond is so precious and is needed for true nurturing. I think in this busy stressful world the greatest gift we can give our children as mothers is to listen. In this world of social media and non stop chatter who listens to these stressed out kids. There time is so consumed it scares me. The one thing we try to do pretty consistently in our house which I learned from my mother is to eat meals together. Turn the outside world off and listen and talk and be there for them. They have enough stuff in life... just be the umbilical cord and try to stay connected. That's how you brought them into the world and I have a feeling that's how you keep them close to you. Mother's Day was invented in 1868 to reunite families who had been divided by the war.
The tradition has grown and flourished and is adopted in many parts of the world. Here are how other countries celebrate Mothers Day. I know that Mother's Day can be a painful day in so many ways. For the baby lost and the mother you wanted to be... to the mother passed and the mother you will never see again. As women we bring so much life to the world not just through birth. And we learn from so many women not just the mother who gave us birth. I hope you can find a woman out there to celebrate the gift of life and love. I have a woman named Mrs. Berrwanger that loves me like her own daughters and still calls me devotedly. I know so many kids that I love like my own. There are so many out there waiting to share the Blessings of Mother's Day. I hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day even if it just means remembering all the women in your life who made you the special person you are today.
Keep looking forward so you don't miss what God puts in front of ya!
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