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After reading inspiring blogs, thought-provoking quotes, and perusing funny memes, I’m still at the how to put together something special for all the I have a mother, am a mother or mother-to-bes?
Lacking close maternal bonds for all of my life, it’s tough to know what to say.
I have a mother, am a mother and know several mothers-to-be.
To get the bouquet of words assembled let’s start with some lavender:
According to Google, Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.
Those orange, purple, and yellow tulips look nice:
Did you know that parenting is a benefit to longevity?
A www.techtimes.com article called Parents Live Longer Than Childless People-Why Having Children is Tied to Longevity (Adamson, 2017) listed the top three reasons:
- Healthier Behaviors
- Support System
- Social Interaction
(So, to my favorite blue-eyed son AND my favorite brown-eyed son, thank you for calling your mother this week. You’ve helped to extend my life by…um. Calculating. 60-50=10. 10 divided by two equals five. Five divided…okay, by at least the time it took me to write that paragraph!)
How about pink roses next?
A MOTHER’S DAY PRAYER
For quiet joys and peace of mind for all that’s gentle, all that’s kind. For love and hope to light your way, a little laughter every day.
Yup. Just about there. Hmmm.
Carnations. You pick the color:
Q. Two mothers and two daughters went out to eat. Everyone ate one burger yet only three burgers were eaten.
How is this possible?
A. They were a grandmother, mother, and daughter.
And now, to finish off with baby’s breath:
Aside from having my own children, the greatest joy of my life is to be called Nana by a grandson and a granddaughter.
“Studies have shown that ALL grandchildren are ‘gifted.'” -Unknown
They are “the promise of tomorrow and the hope of dreams come true…”
So. No matter where you fall on the list, here’s to Mom’s everywhere and the secret hope this word bouquet brought some joy to you.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!