Mother's Day 2017: Quotes, remembrances, inspiration and more to celebrate mom

15 May, 2017, 00:05 | Author: Joy Garcia
  • Mother's Day Anna Jarvis

We should celebrate this inherent goodness in mothers and try to follow their model. She is a nurturer, teacher, friend and guide, playing several roles in a lifetime.

To accommodate a busy mom's desire to both pamper herself and hang out with the family, consider breaking up the day into two activities or give her a gift that helps her take time to herself - even if it is a kid-less trip to Target. She died at age 84 - blind, penniless, bitter and angry with those who didn't act according to her wishes. Her kindness and forgiveness can curtail all the odds. Among all such relations, the connection we share with our mothers is still really priceless as it is constantly being nurtured with love and kindness.

It's amusing. Mother's Day ranks third on the list of high attendance Sundays in most churches, falling behind only Easter and Christmas. We talked about school, boys, life with my dad and what I wanted to be when I grew up.

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers and to all who served as mothers. The church is now home to the International Mother's Day Shrine. You don't have to send traditional roses.

"I just want everybody to get along with each other!" she said. Our childhood memories are sweeter because of the presence of our mothers. Ironically, Jarvis never had children - and she bemoaned the commercialization of the holiday she helped create.

The third option can be giving her a day off from the daily chores. Nothing could be more relaxing.

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Let's make them feel special not only this day but every day coming ahead. 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". We can sometimes be a handful, but you are always there to catch us when we fall - even when we are all grown up.

Sometimes finding a gift can be hard and you just don't know what to get her.If you haven't gotten a gift already, it's not too late.

"A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world".

Hebrews 12:14,15 says, "Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord". But I also remember how she was always teaching me - how to be polite and courteous, to say please and thank you, to make my own bed and my own lunch, how to clean house and dust, to do dishes and clean up after dinner, to bake cookies and can fruit and vegetables, to cook breakfast, to do laundry.

That includes paid maternity and paternity leave, sick leave, accommodations for workers who are pregnant, good health care, affordable child care, flexibility at work, equal pay, and a decent minimum wage.

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