Sunday, May 08, 2005

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Hey to everyone out there!! To all of you mothers, and grandmas and 'motherly' women. . . HAPPY DAY TO YOU!!! Its been gorgeous. Spring is such a lovely time have Mother's Day, it reminds us all so much of life. . and that's what mother's give us. Since we need fathers to have mothers, here's a little family thought for today: "So, father's be good to your daughters, daughters will love like you do. Girls become lovers and turn into mothers, so mothers be good to your daughters too." John Mayer wrote an awesome song there - a prophetic warning, a command. What a responsibility we have - to teach the younger ones how to be good and loving. . aaand i'd rather listen to John Mayer over some boring preacher any day of the week!!! better yet, I'd like to hear a preacher give quotes like that. Some parents do a good job at heeding this command, others don't. . thus the need for Prozac and counseling. .

Some mothers shower their children with praise, affection, affirmation and some withhold those things and give the exact opposite. .
Some mothers have lost their children and live in the shadow of that loss forever. .
Some mothers have aged and have become non compos mentis - what a bittersweet day this is for their children.
Some mothers are doing the work of 2 parents by themselves.
Some are far from their children and miss them terribly.
Some mothers struggle with illness.
Some mothers drive away their children and others draw theirs.
Some women want to be mothers, but can't be.
Some have the 'mothering instict' and have no children.
Some have children but have no 'mothering instint'.

"Mother's Day" can be so many different things to different people. . if we're sensitive to each other i think we can help those who have a rough time on such a day, and rejoice with others who are full of joy. .

So, i wish for you all reading this a beautiful day, no matter which of these or other unmentioned scenarios best describes you. I hope that you have given and received kisses and hugs and kind words and smiled with your eyes.

2 comments:

supersimbo said...

i have to say my mum is special............and her mum was an amazing woman

Kathryn said...

that's so nice to hear, Ally!