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Mother’s Day poem and tribute to moms everywhere

Pat Patrick, Women’s Spirituality Examiner, May 11, 2013

When a mother is cherished, she is the sparkle in her children’s eyes. When a mother disciplines, it pains her heart. When a mother loves, she loves unconditionally.

This Mother’s Day is an opportunity to express that love back to her. Sons and daughters buy greeting cards to express their love for their moms. Families go out for dinner, husbands fix breakfast, and young children create something special for their mom. It’s a time of celebration, a time of honor, and time for family love.

And when a mother dies, a piece of childhood dies too.

With heavy hearts, Mother’s Day can be a day filled with sadness for those whose mothers have passed away.

This Mother’s Day Poem is a gift for those who have lost their mom. The author is unknown.

A Mother's Love

There are times when only a mother's love 
Can understand our tears, 
Can soothe our disappoints 
And calm all of our fears.

There are times when only a mother's love 
Can share the joy we feel 
When something we've dreamed about 
Quite suddenly is real.

There are times when only a mother's faith 
Can help us on life's way 
And inspire in us the confidence 
We need from day to day.

For a mother's heart and a mother's faith 
And a mother's steadfast love 
Were fashioned by the angels 
And sent from God above.

--Author Unknown

The Mother’s Day tradition honors the one woman who nurtured, encouraged and loved her children. The Bible instructs in Exodus 20:12 to “Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the LORD your God will give you.”

It’s interesting to note that Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world. The American tradition began May 10, 1908 when Anna M. Jarvis first suggested the national observance of honoring all mothers. It was at her mother’s memorial service where she gave her mom’s favorite flower, a carnation, to every person in attendance. Then on May 9, 1914, by an act of Congress, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. He established the day as a time for "public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country."

As the American holiday was adopted by other countries and cultures, the date was changed to fit already existing celebrations honoring motherhood.

While Mothering Sunday is celebrated the fourth Sunday of Lent and is often referred to as "Mother's Day" even though it is an unrelated celebration. Although it's often called Mothers' Day it has no connection to the American festival of that name. Traditionally, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother and family.

Celebrate mom this Mother’s Day with a gift of love. Happy Mother’s Day! 

RESOURCES

For brunch ideas for mom, here's a website I found that I really like.  It's Health.com.  Click here to get the the page with the brunch ideas.  

TIPS & TRICKS

Do ya sometimes get cravings for sugar at night?  Do you sometimes just want a cookie, well maybe four cookies.  Maybe your craving is ice cream.  What ever it is, I have found if you put one of those sugar free, low calorie  flavored drink mix in some water and drink it, the craving goes away.  My favorite flavor is the Cherry Limeade.  Yummy, yummy!!!

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