Up Front - Treat your mom on Mother’s Day
They coddle us when our tummy’s feel icky.
Their warm touch and masterful approach to making homemade chicken noodle soup can pull us out of the wickedest of illnesses.
Their smile and warm embrace will always be one of our favourite memories. They’ll always be remembered for the smoothness of their hands as they check to see if you have a fever, and their endless patience when we go through our first heartbreak.
Our moms are by far one of the most important people who will ever impact our lives.
It is amazing how selfless mothers become when they have their first baby. Their natural nurturing state automatically comes out, and the old mother bear is suddenly awakened.
Mothers are amazing creatures. Even if the child is not their own by birth, the women have the natural instinct to ensure the young is properly cared for and raised with confidence and strength.
Unfortunately, with the hustle and bustle of every day life, we sometimes leave our mom’s on the backburner of “importance”. We have the opportunity to remind mom just how incredibly important she was, is and will always be next Sunday.
One day out of the year we have the perfect opportunity to send mom a card, flowers or simply a phone call to remind her how much she is loved.
My favourite memories when I was a small child pretty much always involved one of my parents.
When I was very small, mom was able to stay at home with us. I’d come home from elementary school every lunch to a complete array of healthy food.
On occasion, when it was very cold, my mom would bake us homemade cookies for after school, along with a nice hot cup of hot chocolate made from cocoa and milk.
I wish I could take back every nasty (teenager) words that I ever threw at my mother. It’s too bad we can’t see what amazing people are surrounding us when we are young.
We are too concerned with if we look cool, or how we’re dressed, or which boy might have a crush on us, to think twice about the people who love us unconditionally.
Mothers would do anything at anytime to protect us... no matter how old we get.
Essentially mothers give up their own life for 18 years to raise a baby. They are more concerned about their infant’s life than their own.
For 18 years, mom becomes a nurse, teacher, taxi cab driver... pretty much a master of all trades.
They drive us from home to school, to hockey or volleyball or badminton or swimming practice. They smile and give advice when life seems to be at its worst.
They don’t judge and always offer that ear and a hug on the really bad or good days.
Out of anyone else in this world, they believe we can do whatever we want with our lives.
When everyone else says, “You can’t do that”, mom is right behind saying, “If you work hard enough, you can achieve any goal you want to.”
Remember, even when you are completely upset with your mom, she gave you life... she wants you in this world and her love will always be unconditional, even on the days she wants to send you back where you came from.
So, to all the mothers out there, thank you for being outstanding citizens in our community. You’ve managed to raise a whole flock of people who will continue to share the love you’ve managed to give.
Happy Mother’s Day!
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