Happy Mother’s Day! If you follow this BLOG you already know how I love, adore and respect my mother. Since my husband and I do not have children, I did not share the experience of motherhood with her, although we do share many other things:
- The love of gardening and growing stuff
- The satisfaction of making an entire meal out of whatever is left-over in the frig
- A clean and orderly house
- making lists and checking each task off when done,,,,,
Honor thy Mother….
The fact that we, as a nation set aside a day to honor moms is a good and honorable thing. Here are some things to ponder this Mother’s Day as you celebrate moms everywhere – especially your own:
“As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.”
― Kristin Hannah,
“I wondered if my smile was as big as hers. Maybe as big. But not as beautiful.”
― Benjamin Alire Sáenz,
The phrase “working mother” is redundant. ~Donna Reed (1921-1986)
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~Abraham Lincoln
Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. ~Pearl S. Buck
If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. ~Robert Brault
Women’s Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It’s the men who are discriminated against. They can’t bear children. And no one’s likely to do anything about that. ~Golda Meir
The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
~William Goldsmith Brown
At the time of this writing, I do not have any special plans with my mom for this day. We live in the same city but across town. We attend different churches and serve in our own circles. I will be serving in the church nursery so moms can attend service. That’s my gift this year.
Being in a city there are a lot of choices of things to do for and with moms on this day, yet there are many others sharing those same choices. Which brings me to another thing my mom and I share – peaceful, quiet, relaxing activities.
So mom, after all the rest of the world celebrates, let’s find a quiet corner and have coffee.
What will you do to honor your mom this year? If you are outside the USA, how do you celebrate your mothers? Please comment below!