Every being on Earth has a mother, because without the mother, no offspring will exist. Especially so, for our Human race, where mothers carry us in her womb for an average of 39 weeks. When our mothers first know about the existence of a forming embryo in her womb, the thrill on her face is so indescribable. After giving birth, the real duty begins. She has to care for our well-being, happiness, health, education, shelter, food, the list just goes on. Therefore, for all the efforts she has put in to raise and nurture us to what we have become today, let us celebrate Mother’s Day!
Traditionally, Mother’s Day falls on the first sunday of May annually and this year, Mother’s Day falls on the 8th of May 2016; although there are many other countries celebrating on other dates, not necessarily in the month of May. This is the day where many people around the world honour their mothers through celebrations. Each culture and country have its own unique way of commemorating this day and many like to symbolise motherhood with red roses for its beauty, just like a mother.
Mother’s Day doesn’t necessarily mean that we honour biological mothers but also Grand mothers, Godmothers, Mother-in-laws, foster mothers, Aunts and Teachers who are mothers.
In a short time, I’ve managed to come up with ways you can honour your mother:
Buy her gifts floral gifts like a bouquet of roses or her favourite food. If you have the money, you can go for much costlier gifts like watches, necklaces, clothes and etc. On the other hand, inexpensive gifts will do just fine. I believe that “the thought counts” kinds of gifts will certainty hit the soft spot in a Mother’s heart. Such good examples will be a handmade and hand-written card, giving her a free massage or doing the house chores for her.
Bring her out on a shopping spree! You can have a special time together, as mother-child or as an entire family. You can shop for apparels, jewelry and even groceries! No kidding… groceries can be great buys too for some mothers!
Go on a relaxing trip or fun adventure - zoos, parks, water parks, gardens, picnic, you name it, there are lots of things to do.
These are some ways I can think of, but if you have other thoughts in mind, then I’d say, “go ahead!”
One question that all of us should ask ourselves is, how often do we tell our mothers “I love you” and “Thank you for everything that you’ve done for us”? Perhaps, in this world, we are so bothered by so many other things that we’ve neglected the sacrifices and care our mothers have given to us.
To some of us, friends are our priority because we have very little interaction and connection with our mothers for various reasons, I shall not specify here, while friends can give us better comfort, fun, love and sense of being. Still, like the saying goes, “Blood is thicker than water”, our mother will always be our mother, no matter how bad a she might be - you can choose friends but you can’t choose your mother. If Mother’s Day shall be the day of reunion, let it be!
However, I cannot be the one to decide for you, do what’s best for you :)
Washington Irving once said that: “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”