Mother's Day


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A Daughter's Prayer...

I May not pray often, and I may not pray enough but when I do, this is all I ask of you....

God please give me a heart just like hers. She loved unconditionally, no matter what, no matter who....

God give me courage to be like her. She's was very brave, she made me unafraid....

God give me wisdom just like hers. She knew everything, big and small, she was there to help through it all....

God give me strength just like hers. She'd been knocked down, yet she stood strong for another round....

God give me beauty just like hers. When she smiled it gave me that feeling that everything would be okay, and all my problems disappeared for awhile....

God give me generosity just like hers. She helped the helpless, she never thought of herself and she was so un-selfish....

God- someday, if I'm at least half the Mom she was to me, I'll know that you were listening...On the day that I prayed.


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Just beautiful. Reminds me of my Mom.

6th yr without her and I still miss her. I always will.

I wish I could be like her, she was so good and sweet.

If you all still have a Mom at least give her a call, and tell her how much you love her.

And that she still matters in your life.


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Don't Take Her For Granted........

When you came into the world she held you in her arms. You thanked her by wailing like a banshee

When you were 1 year old she fed you and bathed you You thanked her by crying all night long.

When you were 2 years old she taught you to walk You thanked her by running away when she called.

When you were 3 years old she made all your meals with love You thanked her by tossing your plate on the floor.

When you were 4 years old she gave you some crayons You thanked her by coloring the dining room table.

When you were 5 years old she dressed you for the holidays. You thanked her by plopping into the nearest pile of mud.

When you were 6 years old she walked you to school... You thanked her by screaming "I'M NOT GOING!"

When you were 7 years old, she bought you a baseball. You thanked her by throwing it through the next-door-neighbor's window.

When you were 8 years old she handed you an ice cream You thanked her by dripping it all over your lap.

When you were 9 years old, she paid for piano lessons You thanked her by never even bothering to practice.

When you were 10 years old she drove you all day from soccer to gymnastics and to one birthday party after another... You thanked her by jumping out of the car and never looking back.

When you were 11 years old she took you and your friends to the movies ...You thanked her by asking to sit in a different row.

When you were 12 years old she warned you not to watch certain TV shows. You thanked her by waiting until she left the house.

The Teenage Years When you were 13 she suggested a haircut that was becoming. You thanked her by telling her she had no taste.

When you were 14 she paid for a month away at summer camp You thanked her by forgetting to write a single letter.

When you were 15 she came home from work looking for a hug You thanked her by having your bedroom door locked.

When you were 16 she taught you how to drive her car. You thanked her by taking it every chance you could.

When you were 17 she was expecting an important call You thanked her by being on the phone all night.

When you were 18 she cried at your high school graduation You thanked her by staying out partying until dawn.

Growing Old And Gray When you were 19 she paid your college tuition, drove you to campus and carried your bags...You thanked her by saying good-bye outside the dorm so you wouldn't be embarrassed in front of your friends.

When you were she asked whether you were seeing anyone. You thanked her by saying, "It's none of your business."

When you were 21, she suggested certain careers for your future. You thanked her by saying, "I don't want to be like you."

When you were 22, she hugged you at your college graduation. You thanked her by asking whether she could pay for a trip to Europe.

When you were 23,she gave you furniture for your first apartment. You thanked her by telling your friends it was ugly.

When you were 24 she met your fiancee and asked about your plans for the future. You thanked her by glaring and growling, "Muuhh- ther, please!"

When you were 25 she helped to pay for your wedding, and she cried and told you how deeply she loved you. You thanked her by moving halfway across the country.

When you were 30 she called with some advice on the baby. You thanked her by telling her "Things are different now."

When you were 40 she called to remind you of a relative's birthday...You thanked her by saying you were "really busy right now."

When you were 50 she fell ill and needed you... You thanked her by reading about the burden parents become to their children.

Then, one day she quietly died And everything you never did came crashing down like thunder...Please take a moment to pay tribute and show appreciation to the person you call MOM.

There's no substitute for her ...Cherish every single moment.

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In the United States Mother's Day was first suggested in 1872 by Julia Ward Howe (who wrote the words to the Battle hymn of the Republic) as a day dedicated to peace. Ms. Howe would hold organized Mother's Day meetings in Boston, Mass ever year.
In 1907 Ana Jarvis, from Philadelphia, began a campaign to establish a national Mother's Day. Ms. Jarvis persuaded her mother's church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother's Day on the second anniversary of her mother's death, the 2nd Sunday of May. By the next year Mother's Day was also celebrated in Philadelphia.
Ms. Jarvis and her supporters began to write to ministers, businessman, and politicians in their quest to establish a national Mother's Day. It was successful as by 1911 Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state. President Woodrow Wilson, in 1914, made the official announcement proclaiming Mother's Day as a national holiday that was to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May.
While many countries of the world celebrate their own Mother's Day at different times throughout the year, there are some countries such as Denmark, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and Belgium which also celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May.


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Mother's Hands....

Hands that rocked the cradle...From the moment of my birth, Their tender touch remembered...By those still on this earth.

Soft as silk those hands...That taught me how to pray, Banishing childhood fears;...They soothed each one away.

When I grew much older...And troubles came my way, Those hands caressing mine...Did more than words could say.

Mother's hands were gentle,..They're missed so very much, I'd give the world to feel once more..Their warm and tender touch.

Those hands were full of comfort...Now they lie at rest, But memory holds them close...To the ones they served the best.

- Marian Jones