Friday, May 9, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

I could write here every day about my mother.  She really was special and made a huge difference in my life, in my sister's, and in the lives of so many people she touched.  Last year it had been only a few months since Mom had died when Mother's Day rolled around and of course I missed her very much.  It's been over a year now and I still miss her a lot.  When I wrote here last Mother's Day, I invited you to imagine what the world would be like without mothers.  Even when you have had a marvelous mom like I did, it is very hard when she is gone.
On Sunday, do something special for your mother if she is living.  Brunch or flowers or a homecooked meal are some of the traditional things folks do.  If you don't have a lot of money, be creative.  Give her a handmade card.  Create some "love coupons" that will entitle her to a free hug or a free chore around the house.  Tell her that she can rest and you will do whatever she normally does around the house.
If your mom is not among the living, spend some time thinking about what she gave you.  Share some stories about her with some of your friends or remind family members of how special she was.  This is good for our grandmothers too of course!
A song called The Perfect Fan, written by Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys and performed by them really warms my heart when I think of Mom.  It says:

It takes a lot to know what is love
It's not the big things, but the little things
That can mean enough
A lot of prayers to get me through
And there is never a day that passes by
I don't think of you
You were always there for me
Pushing me and guiding me
Always to succeed

You showed me
When I was young just how to grow
You showed me
Everything that I should know
You showed me
Just how to walk without your hands
Cuz mom you always were
The perfect fan

God has been so good
Blessing me with a family
Who did all they could
And I've had many years of grace
And it flatters me when I see a smile on your face
I wanna thank you for what you've done
In hopes I can give back to you
And be the perfect son

You showed me how to love
You showed me how to care
And you showed me that you would always be there
I wanna thank you for that time
And I'm proud to say you're mine

Cuz mom you always were,
Mom you always were
Mom you always were,
You know you always were
Cuz mom you always were... the perfect fan

I love you Mom

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