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And Then There Are The Other Mother's Days

Updated on April 22, 2013
Miracles come from her heart and her kitchen.
Miracles come from her heart and her kitchen. | Source
The memories of all she has meant in our lives will live on, but the time to honor those moments is now.
The memories of all she has meant in our lives will live on, but the time to honor those moments is now. | Source

A regular "Thanks, mom!" can outshine the corsage, flowers, candy, and presents which may come her way once a year.

I like to believe that not one of us will have failed to honor our mother on Mother's Day this year.

But is it enough to give them the honor they are due by treating them to a special day just once a year?

Surely a mother doesn't cook, clean, wash, launder, vacuum, dust, or straighten just one day a year.

Surely a mother doesn't counsel, listen, praise, caution, share, or love just one day a year.

Mother's Day might best be celebrated as a reminder that a hug and a sincere "Thank you, mom" given and said with a smile of appreciation along with some helping hands during the other 364 days of the year can honor a mother far more than trying to express what she means to us by giving her lavish attention one Sunday each year.

Mothers are indeed "the heart of the family."

They are also so much more. Just as a healthy heart is essential to a healthy body, a loving and caring mother is essential to a healthy family. Hearts need rest and nourishment. Mothers do, too.

A smile, a hug, a word of thanks, a helping hand, all given without being asked, can make each day a Mother's Day to be shared and remembered long after the memory of a given Sunday in May has become a photo in an album and an after thought.


Copyright 2013 Demas W. Jasper


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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Here! Here! I agree with you and your message. Mothers should be honored everyday for the work they do. They are the heart and soul of the family and without them the family suffers a great void. I enjoyed reading this and the points you make are so valid.

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      A much needed and beautifully sincere reminder about how much our mothers do for us and how we can and should thank and bless and help them all through out the year. A wonderful and timely hub. Sharing. Theresa

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      Abdus Salam 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      I think not only mother day, we need to respect of over the year, because mother give me loves and all of excellent food items :).

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Such a beautiful hub. Every night that my sons eat dinner with my husband and I, they always thank me for dinner. They've been doing it for years and I never tire of hearing it.