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Loving and caring is a mom’s virtue

Posted on May 8, 2014 by Sunny South News

Mothers are the bread and butter of a civilized society, the pillar and foundation of a family and each year we honour moms with a day of reflection and thanks — this Sunday is Mother’s Day.

It’s not about buying mom a unique or special gift, it’s nice but not necessary. Instead, spend quality time with mom. Take her out for brunch. Spoil her with a trip to her favourite place — together. A card doesn’t say it all. Time well spent with a mom will be cherished for many years to come, by both mom and son and/or daughter.

You’ve only got one mom, unless there is a step-mom in the picture and step-moms are just as important to remember when celebrating the person who always knew when you needed a hug, baked homemade cookies for when you got home from school, stayed up with you all night when you were sick or were afraid of something in the closet, kissed your bruises when you got hurt and the list goes on and on of what a mom might have done or does.

A mom should be recognized and shown love each and every day, not just one day a year. A phone call to a mom in the middle of the day to say, “Hi, just wanted to see how you’re doing.” Visiting mom with grandkids for a day of reminiscing and family fun is in order, more than once every few months, if possible.

Moms love being loved. They like it when their kids remember a birthday or just stop by to say hi (which usually ends with son or daughter raiding a cupboard or fridge for food). Moms seem happy just knowing their kids are doing OK, have found love, and are healthy and doing something in life they enjoy. Moms and eventually grandmothers love their grandkids. Moms love when their daughter or son brings home a beautiful baby to love and nurture. To a mom, a grandchild, is an extension of a mom’s son or daughter. And most importantly a grandchild can be spoiled rotten and sent home with a sugary overdose.

A salute also goes out to the single mom — raising a child or children without the help of a significant other. A single mom sacrifices much to make sure their child’s or children’s needs are met first. Moms, in general, sacrifice many things in life so sons and daughters can persevere and become healthy and well-adjusted adults.

Sure, like anything, there are bad moms but Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate good moms. The mom who worked two jobs to put food on the table for her family, the mom who went to hockey practice and games, the mom who dropped off and picked up their sons and daughters from school, the mom who made holidays extra special around the house, the mom who was there when you cried and the mom who said it was going to get better.

A good mom deserves a lifetime of respect and thanks from her sons and/or daughters. Moms everywhere need a pat on the back for a job well done. Raising kids is one of the hardest things a person can endure and one of the greatest things.

At Mother’s Day many moms have passed away and it is difficult for those who have lost a mother to celebrate but mothers live on in the memories of sons and daughters and a mom’s love is forever.

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