Published: Sun, May 14, 2017
Health | By Kristina Bennett

Bates: Remembering my mom on Mother's Day

Bates: Remembering my mom on Mother's Day

In 1880, Ann Jarvis of Grafton, West Virginia tried to establish what she called Mother's Work Days to improve sanitation and living conditions and to reconcile Union and Confederate neighbors. Well, that person is not a Mother. It's a priceless gem to society when it's done well. Most mothers I have known in my life do the same, but we don't always notice it, acknowledge it and thank them for it.

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God bless all mothers and grandmothers everywhere.

Mom would often be humming or singing as she made dinner, an expression of her great joy of being in the kitchen and the love she had for all of us. She said, "I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit". He was right, but I like that there is one day of the year where we highlight our mothers a little more.

She protected me, pushed me to do better throughout life, laughed with me and nurtured my present, future and past, she is my mother. Motherhood is the best and the hardest phase of any woman's life and Mother's Day is the ideal day to salute all mothers.

At least retailers hope you did. Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis, conceived in the 20th century the modern-day Mother's Day as "a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children". She teaches the life's most valuable lessons in terms of unconditional love, Kindness and many moral values. So, how can you make her happy?

According to the results, the most popular item given on Mother's Day is a card.

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These and a million other memories, no doubt, will come to me this Sunday as I remember my Mom on Mother's Day. Of course, I'm not sure when the last time I was in church with her on Mother's Day.

"I would get us together as a planet, really thinking about the future of our kids", she said. It could be due to the record-high Mother's Day spending expected this year.

When my mother broke her hip and needed surgery, I arranged to fly to Phoenix on Friday, April 4, 2008. From morning walks to spas and movies - a fun day planned While some mothers will rest at home, others have a day out planned. There is no relation in this entire world that can be at par with the one we share with our mothers.

You were always there for me if I was sick or had a nightmare or needed help with my homework. Motherhood is a gift to us all.

If you do want to buy something for your mom, wife or special lady in your life, it's not too late.

Other mothers I spoke to say another great gift is to just appreciate your mother and all she does because you don't know how much longer you will have her. When we are 45, we say, "I wonder what mom would have thought about it".

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