On Mother’s Day

Spring is in the air. The grass is turning green, the flowers are poking through the ground, the birds are singing and the sun is making more of an appearance these days.

But when you think of May, what is one of the first things that comes to mind?

Perhaps Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and as it does every year, it gives us the chance to be grateful for a job that is one of the toughest, never paid, and sometimes thankless ones around. Whether you have a close relationship with your mother or not, Mother’s Day is a chance to recognize the sacrifices she has made for you and for her family.

Oftentimes a mother thinks about all others before herself.

Mothers tend to be selfless, supportive, forgiving and love unconditionally. Even if such things as distance, lack of time or life in general has taken you in a different direction, mothers always hold a special place in our hearts – how could they not?

From the time we are born, our mothers put their lives on hold to help ensure our success. Not only in the beginning with sleepless nights, but ultimately also by playing chauffeur to extra curricular activities, to also very importantly helping to teach us right from wrong.

The job is one that is never-ending.

According to Wikipedia, the modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in America.

She then began a campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s.

“Jarvis’ holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/or maternal figure on Mother’s Day.”

This Mother’s Day, showering your mother with gifts isn’t the only way to show your appreciation. Spending time with your mother is a gift in itself and something money can’t buy.

However, restaurants will be packed and card and flower shops will be running on empty as we try to show our gratitude.

So this Mother’s Day, take the opportunity to show your mom she is appreciated.

Because nothing will ever replace a mother’s love.

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