Every year on the second Sunday in May, people around the world say thanks to the most wonderful women we’ve even known — our mothers.
These remarkable women brought us into the world, held us when we cried, fed us when we were hungry, sang to us when we were sick, set us straight when we acted up, cheered for us on stages and athletic fields, and told us to clean up our rooms if the spaces got too messy.
Simply put, Mom has been there for us in times of triumph and sorrow. When we were in our teens, Mom may have been a little too nosy as we sought to establish our own identities.
As we turned into young adults, she gave us a few extra quarters to do laundry or sent some snacks to help us get through all-nighters. As we entered the working world, she made us feel a little braver, even while telling us that we could always come back home if we needed to.
Becoming like her
When we became parents ourselves, we discovered that we were becoming just like her. We found ourselves singing the same lullabies she did and felt the same overwhelming anxieties she had in bringing her kids along.
And when Mom is gone, there’s no person we’d wish to talk to more, if only just to hear her voice one more time.
Even though Mother’s Day is a greeting card holiday, the celebration is warranted. So send a card, pick out some flowers, or even scoop up some tickets and take her out to the ball game.
Cherish your mother this Sunday and don’t forget to call her every once in a while when the weekend is long over.
And if you’re still a kid, realize no one in the world loves you more. We’re sure the feeling is mutual.