On Sunday, we celebrate the mothers in our society.
Not only is it appropriate for us to do so, but it is also quite interesting. History teaches us that for centuries women have experienced discrimination and were assigned second class status after men.
In some societies in our global community this is still true. Fortunately, here in Canada this is not the case.
Having experienced motherhood myself, I have an understanding of this role.
As I ponder the upcoming Mothers Day
And think on last year when my own mom was Okay
We had our appletinis and Bauers lunches
Mom just enjoyed that so much
With a tear and a sigh I think back
How much I miss all the little things…
Moms provide the emotional support in our lives
They give birth and nurture us into adulthood
They sacrifice themselves – their hopes and dreams
For their children – that is Motherhood.
Often there are moms juggling career and home
So admirable – mentors for their children.
Single moms have double the task playing both
Mom and Dad and a job or two!
Wow – what resilience they must have
To face life each day – getting their ducks in a row
To plan, to achieve and do it all.
Moms wear many a hat
Successful she is in handling that
When your child looks in your eyes
And says, “I love you Mommy!”
Or “When I grow up, I want to be just like you, Mommy”
What better reward for all of your pain
Makes it worthwhile again and again
You struggle on to do your best.
The caring never stops – they share the joys and the tears
The disappointments through all the years
They worry about the teething, the flu, the school friends
Dating, marriage, and grandkids in general
The bond remains through thick and thin
No matter the conflicts – the love is there.
These words in my memory symbolize Motherhood
Sewn in a red satin pillow in mother’s living room
When I was but a child…
M is for the million things you gave me
O is for never growing old
T is for the tears she shed to save me
H is for her heart of gold
E is for her eyes shining bright
R is for righteous and righteous she will always be
Happy Mothers Day to all of our mothers! You are special. Enjoy your special day!