I realize it's still a little early, but I want to give you some time to think about this. How will you remember and honor your mother this year on Mother's Day? What kind of mother or grandmother do you want to be?
As I remember my mother this year on Mother's Day, I will recall how many times her wisdom has guided me on the journey of life. I will remember how she helped me to grow with love, truth, honesty, and faith in God. I will remember how she inspired me to choose the right path with values, morals, self-worth, and confidence that God was always with me to help me---so I had no reason to be afraid. I will remember how she enCOURAGEd me to dream with hope, assuring me that I could do anything that God led me to do. As I remember, I pray that I've influenced my own children and grandchildren in positive ways, just as my momma influenced me. Her guidance and daily prayers made me who I am today, and no human being has ever touched my life as she did. My momma passed away 27 years ago, but I believe her prayers are still being answered, so her influence continues in my life, even today.
"Remembrance in life's passings is the truest form of love one can give, for a memory should never die and a love should live forever in the heart of another!" (Laura M. Phipps-Kelley)
Mother’s Day is a holiday remembering and honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American celebration of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, in the US, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May (which falls on May 12, 2013). In the UK, mothers are honored the fourth Sunday of Lent (which was March 10, 2013). (For more see: http://www.mothersdaycentral.com/about-mothersday/history/)
Whenever it occurs, Mother’s Day traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts. If you haven't begun to think about how to honor your mom this Mother's Day, let today's post inspire you to think of some creative ways to tell her how much you love and appreciate her. Whether you have children or not, you may have a mother, grandmother, sister, or a special friend who has "been like a mom" to you that you can honor on Mother's Day. Be sure to express your love and appreciation for their influence on your life.
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