Once a year, we remember our Mom on Mother’s Day, even if they are no longer with us.
So, for all the Mom’s out there, we honor and salute you for the countless ways you tirelessly give life meaning and purpose.
If you are blessed to still have your Mom, perhaps you’re giving her some chocolates and flowers.
If you’re really creative, perhaps you’ve made your own card to give her.
Last year, when I was still fairly new to blogging, I wrote 11 Ways To Honor Your Mother. If you missed that, I encourage you to read it.
Well, a lot changes in a year. My daughter Laura is getting married later this year and also looks forward to someday being a Mom. I guess when that happens, I’ll be Grandpa Bill. I’m okay with that. Very okay 🙂
On the other hand, Mother’s Day won’t be very happy for Laura, as her grandmother died a couple days ago. 🙁
An Inspiring Mom Story
On a brighter note, I responded to a comment Becky Mansfield made to me on Twitter. I went to her profile and then to her website.
I happily discovered, just before Easter, what she was doing for her children. Here is the gist of my reply to her post:
At any given moment, we are creating memories, but you are creating great Momories.
Oh no, that’s not a typo. Momories is a word I created [a neologism] about people like you who are looked back on with great fondness because of your creation of quality memories for your children.
Becky, I salute you. I admire every Mom who does this for her children.
In Praise Of Mom’s Everywhere… and those who are going to be
Sure, there are a lot of women out there who aren’t Moms, and some men do some of these things too, but the focus of this post is in praise of Mom’s, and women everywhere who give their all to give their all to ensure their children have a happy, healthy upbringing.
I do realize that some places spell Mom as Mum. Either way…
On any given day, a Mom can be found doing any and all of these things:
- bandaging knees
- cleaning spills
- counseling, guiding, even cajoling
- doctor’s appointments
- giving hugs, kisses, and smiles
- home schooling
- loads and loads and loads of laundry
- on-call 24/7 taxi service
- PTA meetings
- school plays
- wiping tears
… and the list goes on and on. Wherever do you find time for yourself?
A funny, but true Mom’s song.
This Mom figured out everything she says in a 24-hour period and condensed it into just under 3 minutes.
And here is how one young man honored his Mom:
Wasn’t that inspiring? My Mom’s name was Eileen. I got to know her before she passed away 20 years ago, and I also think of such words and feelings.
Like that young man, I was with my Mom at her deathbed. I awoke that morning with a deep sense of knowing that I needed to be with her.
Driving through a snowstorm, blinding in many places, I made it there to be with her.
*** Especially for all the Mom’s out there, and for the acronym buffs, I have created a special BUTLERism for you.
MOM means… Miracle Of Miracles
Think about that a moment Moms. You really are!
No wonder mom is at the beginning of every moment. 🙂 What is any moment without her?
Your Thoughts Matter… Let’s Hear Them!
What is the name of your Mom?
What special thing did your Mom teach you?
What favorite memories do you have of your Mom?
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