I dont really remember an Mother's Days from the past with my Mom, she passed away when I was 13 and I have a craptastic memory.........but......I do remember the year my now grown son gave me rose's for mom's day, he had picked them from my neighbors prized rose bush. LOL
My youngest son, who is 4, really has no clue what Mother's day is yet, maybe this year will be the year his Dad teaches him! (fingers crossed!!)
Anyway, I would love to win this to send to my "spare" Mom in NY. She has been like a Mom to me for the last 35 years of my life and means more to me then anyone....ahhhh crap here come the tears...
Ok, as for pics, I dont have a family one anymore...fire got them...so here is a few of my kids..
My best Mother's Day memory is when my daughter was just 9 years old, she was in the hospital after receiving a liver transplant, but still wanted to do something for me on Mother's Day, so she conspired with a nurse to buy me a present. Of course, it was her actions--not the gift--that I have cherished all these years. She is now 23, and just as sweet and unselfish as she has always been. I have the best daughter ever!
This is going to be long...and it is more about the joy of being a mom than about the best mom's day.
Tomorrow, my youngest son graduates from college. As a single mom of three, this seems like a huge accomplishment to get my sons through college. But this is not my accomplishment but his and my blessing of being able to beam with pride.
This is not just ordinary pride but too large to even express because this was never supposed to happen. At least that is what we were told when he was diagnosed with his disability. We would be lucky if he made it past a sixth grade level, so they repeatedly told us. Why is this his accomplishment and not mine. Because I accepted this prognosis. But he refused to. When he was in first grade he noticed he was not like his classmates. I did my best to explain to him how his brain was different. Sorry, this was not good enough for him. He was determined to be like everyone else. His motivation was beyond any child I had ever known (and I am a teacher). There were times I had wished he would give up. He never did. He graduated high school with high honors and received many scholarships for college. There was no way, as a single mom, I could afford the college he chose.
Throughout grade school and high-school, everyone was amazed at his accomplishments, his determination, his motivation. His teachers would always say to me what a great job I did and I was always left to correct them that it had little to do with me but his own determination. I supported him. He did the work!
Congratulations son! You are ultimate truth that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to and will always be an inspiration to me and your brothers. We are proud to celebrate this day with you tomorrow!
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I really hope to make this mothers day really special. Last year my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer, and 2 weeks ago he had a seizure and has been hospitalized since with a diagnosis of multiple brain tumors. As much as I hate to say this it looks like this will be the last mothers day he will be able to participate in, we all hope he will be able to come home but it won't happen in time for mother's day. My mom has done a lot, and I mean a lot over the past few weeks for all of us and we really need to show her our appreciation.
This is our family. My wife is a stay at home mom (mostly, she's a hair dresser as well but only part time). She does everything for us. Sometimes I have a "long day" when I work for 12 hours. Her work day starts at 6am and isn't over until 9pm, and virtually no weekends off. Every Mothers Day is a big day around here.
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My best Mother's day memory is my mom dirty and messy on one of Ohio's hottest days, posing with her leg hitched up in style for a photo while standing in a manure spreader for the farm. It had got clogged and always the tough worker, she went out, crawled in and was cleaning it out so we could finish working the crops. I asked her to try and find the photo to post here for it's hilarity but it is hiding somewhere. Never the less, the image and memory is imprinted firmly in my mind's eye.
All mother's get personal with sh't and what life throws at you, sometimes it's just very different than you could ever expect.
I'd like to make a response in behalf of my mother She's the smartest and hardest working person that I know, and she's sacrificed everything to give my sister and I the kind of life that we have today. My favorite mother's day memory is when my sister and I decided to celebrate the holiday a day early so that it would be a surprise hahaha. We were both 8 at the time (were twins) and thought it was stupid that she always knew when we were gonna celebrate.