So… on May 13th we are going to celebrate another Mother’s Day.
Funny, I never quite understood the idea of just picking one day per year to call Mother’s Day, kind of ordering our kids to honor their mom with gifts or cheesy greeting cards.
I guess I am lucky. My son, now 28, and I talk every day. I mean, we really talk, sharing our hopes, thoughts and fears, knowing how thankful we both are to share such deep love for each other.
So, this Mother’s Day my thoughts will turn to all the mothers who are not as blessed. In particular mothers who may have lost a child, either due to an accident, illness, drugs or to one of these senseless school shootings, and I wonder, how does one survive such a loss?
Maybe Mother’s Day should not be about ourselves, the lucky ones, but should become more of a memorial for all the mothers who have suffered the loss of a child.
If this is too dark for you, another way to spare us the self–indulgence could be, to congratulate all those mothers who put in the extra effort to educate their children to stand up against violence, bullying and any kind of inequality. For example, I am amazed about the courage, eloquence and wisdom of the children who organize nationwide marches against gun violence. These children are our hope for a better world, where moral values defeat greed and self–indulgence.
Moral leadership is taught, mostly by example. I think these mothers deserve our thoughts and gratitude, because they did something right.
With these thoughts in mind, I would like to hear from you how you think about Mother’s Day. Comment how you’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day below!
And, yes, anyway… HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!