Bates: Remembering my mom on Mother's Day

On Sunday, the family that prays together, stays together. "Yolanda is the epitome of a great mom and this is what makes her a mom that inspires me".

I hope to one day grow a family like they have. History tells me so.

Then why not celebrate her existence in the world every day and not only one day. God has given to mothers, and to fathers, the responsibility to teach and guide our children toward him. Mother's Day can be a day to honor that. Finally in 1911 saw Mother's Day as an official holiday.

Anna Jarvis, a girl from Grafton, W.Va., hopefully had that in mind when she pushed for a national drive to have Mother's Day in the early 20th century. Amidst the turmoil I found mothers of friends, female teachers, loving neighbors and intentional Sunday school leaders who loved me and filled the holes that were rapidly eroding my life.

However, not many people know how the tradition of Mother's day began.

This Sunday, the world will celebrate Mother's Day 2017. But let's also be thankful for all the stepmoms, grandmothers, wives and surrogate moms who love and care for those who need mothering. Forgiveness, in Biblical times, has to do with a letting go.

Have you ever considered the way your mother's wisdom has shaped the person you are today?

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers and to all who served as mothers.

"Mother", "Mommy", "Maa", "Aai"- by whatever name you call her, she continues be the epitome of unconditional love, care and support for us. Even once in a year, make her feel loved and well appreciated. #ForYourMom is an ad to see if you love your mom.

For each of us, the definition of motherhood is different, and if nothing more, Mother's Day is a reminder of what "mother" has meant through the years from childhood to adulthood. Instead, smile and remember that Ground Hogs are people too! We certainly can not negate the importance of mother's nurturing quality from our lives.

On the first Mother's Day (I think) after we put in the patio, the kids and I bought shrubs and flowers to plant.

Thank God for your mother. My first Mother's Day without her was hard and I remember saying to myself, "it has to get better than this", but to be honest, it's been 5 years and as far as I can tell it still hurts just the same.

So, Don't spend your day on Facebook or WhatsApp, spend your time with your mother and make her Happy.

Mother stands for millions of things she does for and gives to her children; it also stands for all the sacrifices pain, grief and sorrows which she has to undergo throughout her lifetime for her family.

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