So he and his fiancee drove for hours from L.A.to our home in Las Vegas to spend the weekend celebrating Mother’s Day with me – a week early. “I was defeated. It took years to realize she had no idea what she was talking about and my job was always more than “just”!” wrote Marcy Merrill. It has been a learning experience.
One thing I know, is that we all have (or had) a mom. When I had a sore throat, she would brew cooling drinks like barley water or black tea.
Those we view as mothers, whether by birth or a friendship born out of something far more special, are the ones who willingly put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of their own, teach the hard lessons and try to do the right thing even when they aren’t sure what the right thing is. It’s an interesting question. The ad campaigns we see online, in store, or hear on radio are a forced projection of what “mother” is. I call my mother every day, after all, who is the best person to get advice from than the woman who raised you?
Whether it’s treating your mom to breakfast in bed or ensuring that she is energetic and well nourished throughout the day – Foodhall has it all. She always had time to listen. She is sometimes frowned upon and judged for feeding her baby in public when there is no discrete place to do so.
In the Bible we see manifestations of a mother’s love.
Thanks for being there through the tears, laughter and dirty diapers. Which only meant, he is not always physically there to be with my mom.
How about Spanish-style buffet & flamenco dancing for Mother’s Day?
I thank Him for sending an angel who is always beside me.
My daughter, when she was 6, expressed it best: “Seriously, Mom?” You are mom enough.
You are the heart and soul of our family. Who you are matters.
Take her out to dinner, or make a candle-lit dinner as you appreciate the mothers. I knew she was happy wherever she was. Celebrate the little victories. The recording said, “If you are a salesperson, press one”. So, be you. Just you. I hope you know what an unbelievable influence you have been for me in my life. I imagine there was a time or two when my mom would have been perfectly happy to exchange me for another lad of my age, one possibly more malleable – more easily bent to her liking. It wasn’t that I never went to see her, or that I never called, but as an adult, I nearly always lived several hours away. You have turned a notorious kid into a smart individual.
A good mother is there with time, money, and unconditional love.
“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts”. Silence the critics. Thank her for being her. There are mothers who know which careers are best for their children and push them towards it. The one great thing about food shopping, however, are those fond memories of going up and down the aisles as we filled the shopping cart with basic needs and goodies. From Mary we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone.