Edited by Gerald Boerner
It was on this day in 1872 that the first observance of Mother’s Day was celebrated. Many had campaigned for this day to be designated a national holiday for many years, and it would not happen for another half of a century. But that celebration in New York City was a beginning.
As we celebrate this holiday tomorrow (the second Sunday of May), let us not think only of our mothers and grandmothers, but those of us who are mothers should look at our own parenting. Are we being a good example for our own children? Do we provide them with love and nurturing? It would be well-served for all mothers to ask these questions of themselves, whether they are still the in the home of their children or not.
Take a few minutes out of our BBQ’s, baseball games, world cup matches, or other activities to reflect on the real meaning of this day. It is the relationship of a female parent (or a single father providing both the female and male parental roles) with the children who are growing, learning, maturing, gaining social skills, and becoming their own person. Hopefully, this reflection will result in a more positive relationship between fathers and children.
Over the next several days we will examine Women who provide role models for the rest of us. but let’s get started with today’s overview... GLB
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Quotations Related to MOTHER’S DAY:
“If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.”
— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.”
— Dorothy Canfield Fisher
“Anyone who doesn’t miss the past never had a mother.”
— Gregory Nunn