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The Day of Moms for Moms

Mother’s Day is NOT just another typical holiday.  It is the day in which we show our moms just how much they mean to us, and just how much we appreciate them.  It’s a day that is significant to the person who is significant to us which means that we have to make it special.  For some of us that can be easy, for others it can be a challenge.  One thing is certain: we have to do our best for our mothers on this day in order for them to know just how much we care.

The Origin

Mother’s Day became an official holiday in the United States in 1914. But did you know that the idea of Mother’s Day actually traces all the way back to the ancient Greeks and Romans?  It all began with festivals dedicated to the mother goddesses named Rhea and Cybele.  A few other events occurred that led to thousands of years later when a woman named Ann Jarvis officially made Mother’s Day a U.S. holiday.  From there it has grown into the day that we know and love. 

The Things Our Moms Put Up With

Although I’m not one to throw a festival for my mom on this day, I do want to give her the world.  Thinking of what she’s done for me brings me back to the day I was born.  Of course I have zero memories from this day, however I have been told the horror story from those who were there.  It was November 26, 1994 when I first graced the world with my presence. My sister did not have the same outlook as I did.  Once I was born and she saw how I was getting presents and most of the attention, so she had a huge temper tantrum.  And by huge, I mean my dad had to leave the hospital out of the side entrance to cause as little a scene as possible.  But that’s not all.  On the drive home from the hospital, my sister was so upset at the fact that I was born that she actually threw up in the back seat of my dad’s car.  So, in honor of that memory, I try to remember everything my mom went through when I was first born.  Before I could defend myself from my sister’s wrath. Mother’s day is the day to thank my mom for her support from day one, literally. 

Thank You to our Moms

She’s there for you from day one.  She’s one of the few people in this world that will love you unconditionally no matter what, and probably has done so for the longest period of time.  She sacrifices so many things for you, things that you wouldn’t even begin to think of.  Be sure to take the time this Mother’s Day to show her how much she means to you as well.  Shower her in flowers, gifts, and chocolates.  But even more importantly, don’t let the material things do all the talking.  Tell her how much you love her and how much you appreciate everything she’s done for you and given up for you.  Make her breakfast in bed.  Or if she wakes up at 4 a.m. like my mom does, take her to a nice lunch.  This is the day to do it, however let this be a lesson to all of us.  Take every day to appreciate your mothers.  Just tell them Thank You; it will mean the world to them.

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