Mother’s day, just a day or… A reminder of the greatness of life, birth, courage, sacrifice, fearlessness, attention, love that cannot be reached in words. There aren’t many special, dedicated days and dates in the year. I guess that’s why they call attention to themselves, the story they carry, and sometimes their entire wealth. One such day is surely a day dedicated to mothers. Mother’s Day, Just A Day Or…
These days of the year, as Mothers Day begins to approach, I inevitably evoke memories of the greatness of women in my life. Everything starts with my mother, then everyone else. Even those women who have nothing to do with me, but their greatness has touched me. And their story has influenced me that my outlook on life is no longer the same.
Sometimes tears build up in my eyes, clamp down my throat, and somehow I wish to pay tribute and recognition to all great women for their day. I don’t know how, except in word and deed, and everything seems to me to be small and deserve more. I do not mean gifts, because over the years I have learned that no gift will please someone more than respect, attention, love, togetherness. From an emotion that is remembered for a longer time by a gift.
Mother’s Day, Just A Day Or …
This is one of the biggest days of the year and an opportunity for your children to show emotion – above all, love, gratitude, and respect for their mothers. It is also one of the immortal and special days because it celebrates the greatest love, and it’s the unconditional love that only a mother can provide. This is the happiest and most memorable day for every child. Or a child who holds the first and greatest love they have ever felt in their hearts.
This is an opportunity to appreciate and acknowledge the mother’s work and sacrifice. It’s a symbol of love, care, affection, renunciation, giving, anxiety, wind in the back, cheerfulness, tenderness, swallowing tears, happiness, joy… Oh no, this cannot be just a day. This is a reminder of the whole microcosm known only to women who have done their best.
Mother’s Day And A Noun That Has No Pronoun – Mother
Mom – the first word you learn when you speak. We pronounce it and invoke it for most of our lives. Initially when we are hungry, thirsty, freezing, afraid, sick, insecure, when we are having a hard time. And after that, we continue to do this our whole lives, for different reasons, knowing that mother is our refuge. Some words can describe mother, motherhood, but sometimes that feeling in the chest and the heart is stronger than any word we could say or describe what we feel. Just when I think of my mother who raised the three of us, and when I evoke only a part of my memories, I think deeply of her.
Pregnancy, childbirth, raising, giving up, sleepless nights, not looking for anything in return, overcoming all the monsters, it seems to me that her greatness and fearlessness could master even the military… Why does everyone say that mother’s food is the most delicious – because it has one secret ingredient and it’s love. Only one person in the world can do anything – not sleep when we are sick, drive away evil spirits and scarecrows when we are afraid.
What Else Mothers Do?
To read the good night’s story until we fall asleep, even though she needs it much more than we do. Only she teaches us everything, forgives everything, and does not condemn. And then we get children and only then do we know… I guess so, when the years pass and when you experience motherhood, only then can you understand – EVERYTHING. And she is here again to remind us that we too have her and that we will have her forever…
I remember that warmth today when I’m a mother myself. Those eyes were enough to look at and trust them immediately. Those hands that were the strongest of my shield were just enough to touch me. No, they don’t have a magic wand for their mothers, but they don’t need one. They have everything else and something else. And that’s a huge influence on us and the power to make us feel different in one word, touch or expression.
How many times have I been unaware of the tremendous sacrifice, renunciation, and boundless love… that implies. And nothing else implies, you learn that when you grow up. And if you haven’t before, then you also learn what motherly love is. Our best teacher is our mother because her lessons are universal and hardest. Being human in life is a mother’s main lesson. Today, I am sorry for all her headaches that I have caused or not, God forbid, insomnia… But I believe it’s also an integral part of childhood and motherhood.
Mother’s Day – History
Mother’s Day cradle is right here in the US, West Virginia. In the early 20th century, Anna Jarvis was the first to manage this big day. She wanted to remind people of her mother Ann Reeves Jarvis who, along with her children, fought for the emancipation of women. But at the same time for better sanitary conditions for mothers and babies, to reduce their mortality. This woman died in 1905 in the second week of May. And in 1914 (just after 9 years), the United States Congress declared Mother’s Day a public holiday, as a public expression of love and respect for U.S. mothers.
Today it’s celebrated in over 50 countries around the world. And although customs are different the essence is not. The goal is not to allow the alienation that sometimes happens in the modern world. It’s also a goal to make us better children, bringing us closer to the hearts of our mothers. Letting mothers know that we value them, although we may not always show it. If you are not at home, call your mother by phone, skype, viber, write her a letter, a postcard, a greeting card… Thank your mother for everything, praise her motherhood, tell her how much you love her. Mother’s love is new every day.
Commercialization As The Murderer Of The Essence Of The Feast
What is the collateral damage of all the great days, including Mother’s Day, is their commercialization. Merchants make money on it – there are various expensive souvenirs, greetings, flower shops racing to raise the prices of white carnations, but also other flowers… From a day whose essence was supposed to be intimate and full of love, something completely different emerged.
And while the shopkeepers are rubbing their hands happily, children are racing with gifts as to who will be more attached to their mother and who will buy her a more expensive gift. Not all, of course, and fortunately. In this race, it seems as if one has forgotten that gratitude and love for our mothers is a sufficient reminder that they have made us human. Is there a better gift?!
Are You A Good Mother?
If you are wondering every day if you are a good enough mother to your children, then know that you are. Because only good mothers strive to reconsider and to be better mothers every day than they were the day before. Also, if you know that you did everything you could for your children and are aware that you will do the same tomorrow, don’t doubt your worth. If you are aware of the fulfillment and happiness when you look at your children, if they can get a smile on your face even when everything goes to hell, then know how big you are.
Unfortunately, there are those other mothers who are not worthy of their name and this text, these are the rare apostates of their kind, but people write a different text about them…
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