Mother's Day has endured test of time

Leigh Mccormick
May 13, 2018

It's amusing how my idea of "unwinding" at the end of the day has shifted into processing my thoughts and prayers as I scrub the floors because it's the only time I get to do it without interruption. Happy Mother's day Samoa, God bless! It has been a learning experience.

On those days when I was more easily tolerated, our life together was pretty good.

I wonder if Mary, the mother of Jesus, a ideal woman of the deepest possible faith, ever questioned "why me?" or how her decisions as a mother would affect her son. "They have clung to me all my life". Anna Marie Jarvis is widely considered as the founder of the Mother's Day holiday in the country. Do we know the cost?

I'd like to propose that this Mother's Day we all begin to recognize and thank women in our lives for the contribution they make to the upbringing of our children on a regular basis whether directly or indirectly. Such vulnerability is, in Brown's words, the key to what we desire as mothers, "our richest, most fertile ground for teaching and cultivating connection, meaning and love" with our children. She always had time to listen. John's Gospel says that she was standing at the foot of the cross when he told her in effect that from then on, it was his brother who would look after her. This years mothers day in Kenya is set to be on the 13th of May, 2018 which has already people buzzing about it, already giving them a nostalgic feeling as per what happened last year. They manage to get themselves dressed for church knowing they'll be pulled away to change dirty diapers and calm their fussy babies amidst judgmental glances across the pews. It's a handsome place for us to come together as a family - and my mom always looks forward to us visiting. Whatever qualities or characteristics you want you see in your child's life, be sure first of all that you show it in your own life.

It takes more to be a mother than carrying a child for nine months and nurturing it.

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White carnation flowers, her mother's personal favorite, were given to each mother and child who attended the service. Some may question the way you raised me but Mom, I don't.

Take the chance to say thank you.

You are also to give top priority to the spiritual well-being of your child. Who you are matters.

Charles Warner | The Union Times It's been said that God couldn't be everywhere at once which is why He created mothers. While Valentine's Day is also busy, orders usually are concentrated to just one day. Celebrate the little victories. And candy! You take a box to Mother - and then eat most of it yourself. So, be you. Just you. And then when the day comes to labour, she nearly gives her life to give life. I became selfish, yet you are the most selfless person I know. Tell her that she is enough. This example is of a mother's love and persistence. There have been times, particularly right after she died and I brought it up more readily, when seeing the shock and horror I was feeling reflected on another person's face brought me some comfort. Silence the critics. Thank her for being her. That specialness and memory will never be lost. From Mary we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone. The most ideal expression of that love is, of course, through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

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