Mother's Day: The most Special day of all

Mother's Day: The most Special day of all”

First and foremost, I will remember how she loved and served God and her family, and how she demonstrated that in so many different ways. "You were all so sweet", she recalls.

The group provides single, under-resourced moms - those who wouldn't be taken to brunch or spoiled - with a banquet dinner on Mother's Day. The one day of the year that we're supposed to recognize moms for taking care of us every other day of the year. She was always there for whatever I was into at the time. After witnessing the devastation left by the war, she went on an worldwide crusade, appealing to the public for a Mother's Day for Peace. It's all a part of the healing process and to deny yourself a good cry or the opportunity to celebrate your heavenly mom's legacy would be a travesty.

On this Mother's Day I encourage you to reach out beyond the scope of your immediate family to pay tribute to all women who have influenced you, and to all women who have influenced the lives of young people. I thought it was corny, I equated it to the Valentine's Day scam, and since she herself had always trained us not to make a big deal out celebrations, I thought that she didn't mind that we didn't go overboard for her during Mother's Day. "There are times when my mom tells me not to do certain things, but my mother-in-law would be like, "Tujhe joh karna hai, kar, baaki main sambhal lungi". Again, you're saving the family's money, so she can buy you nice things later.

I believe the real meaning of the invaluable relationship of a mother can be very well felt and understood by those in the third category as they know what they are missing. For many, it will be their first and for others their 50th or even more. And I cherish this most: she, by her own example, taught me how to adapt to change, to loss and to hard situations. Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her.... My mother-in-law is one special lady, and I hope she knows just how much I love her.

This Mother's Day, we are attempting a bike trip on the Fox River Trail.

Like the shepherd's call to her sheep, who recognize her voice from all others, my mother's voice carried over distance, like a clarion call.

God bless all mothers and grandmothers everywhere. I'm so grateful to mine for her unselfish love, devotion, strength and faith. There isn't anything that can take them away! She's not one to complain when things get tough, and without going into details... While everyone else is enjoying time with the person they love and creating new memories, I rely on those 15 years of memories I had with her. 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".

It is the week of Mother's Day.

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