Each year we get to celebrate those women in our life who we call mom, it could be our maternal mother, stepmother, grandmother or other. In the United States we certainly have commercialized Mother’s Day with flowers, gifts and going out to enjoy a good meal together.
The Happiness and Sadness of Mother’s Day!
It saddens me my own mother passed in 2015, but still celebrate the next important mother in my life, my wife who is the mother of our daughter Mikaylah.
As a mother she devotes her time and love to our daughter every day , our daughter is forever blessed to the mother she is and although our daughter is only 9 she may not fully see how much Delia does for her and the sacrifices she makes but will one day.
My mother whose name was Linda was born August 30, 1959, and passed December 9th, 2015, at the age of 56. My mother who I believe lived a hard life, who struggled and sacrificed to take care of my sister and I. Growing up I didn’t realize how hard she had until I became an adult myself when I realized how hard my mother work for so little pay at times. Along with that we lived with my grandfather, the devil in carnet Raul who made our lives a living hell each day, may he rest in hell.
The Impact of My Mother
But throughout my life, my mother always tried to appear happy, but I knew she wasn’t as she also struggled with her own health issues which only magnified.
My mother did her best, attempting to provide a normal childhood for my sister and I taking us to the movies, the mall and living like any other normal child. Once into an adulthood and having a family of my own which made my mother very happy because she got to see her only grandchild my daughter before she passed whom she loved very much.
My daughter born January 2013; our only child is a blessing to our family giving us a gift to this day. Delia my wife and mother of Mikaylah has not been easy on the account of my changing careers and challenges with the finances, but we have endured.
Mother’s Day to me means remembering those women who raised us, supported us not necessarily starting at any age, some gain mothers later in life or gain a mother figure who is there.
I give homage to my wife Delia who is a great mother and to my own mother whom I miss every day but keep with me everything she taught me to be the man I am today.
For many Mother’s Day may be a day you rather forget due to your own mother, maybe she wasn’t around or treated you horribly or something else that caused her not to be the mother you hoped and prayed for.
Mother’s Day History
Mother’s Day is believed to have originated in America in 1907 when Anna Jarvis hosted a worship service in honour of mothers at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia. When her mother Ann Reeves Jarvis died in 1905, she voiced her desire for Mother’s Day to be recognized as a national holiday. The inaugural Mother’s Day was celebrated two years later. It was made a national holiday by US President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. While Mother’s Day is observed on the second Sunday in May in India, it is celebrated on different days in different countries.
I choose not to take these days for granted to remember because often we move on with life and forget about this day year after year never realizing that today may be your last mother’s day, or your mother may not live until tomorrow or by next year.
May all the mothers have a blessed day as mother’s are a blessing to us!