It was difficult being away unexpectedly, and completely miserable being sick, but the silver lining is that my family is really happy to have me back, and I am happy to be back, and feeling more appreciated than ever.
Happy Mother's Day!
By Sally Torbey
Happy Mother's Day! Apparently, like a highly skilled athlete, you make your job look effortless to your children!
Thanks, Debbie, that's a great way to frame it!
Sweet, Sally! Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day! I hope you are completely better and that all is as good as it can be in the Midwest!!
Thought it might be interesting to give some history about Mother's Day. Mothering Sunday was a church holy day in the middle of Lent back in England whereby the servants of the local gentry were given a day from work specifically for them to visit their home church or their mother church. Obviously this meant that they would be able to visit their parents or often just their mothers. On the way walking to visit the church they would pass wild flowers and pick some to decorate their mother churches or to give as small gifts to their mothers. Since this happened in the middle of the austere season of Lent, it was a time to look forward to and enjoy before the Easter celebration.
Somewhere along the line, this got commercialized and became the Mother's Day that we think of today. It is interesting that in the UK and Ireland it is still celebrated in the middle of Lent and so changes each year just like Easter.
It is now a time of family celebrations and many families still prefer a simple celebration of gathering together at home with the family waiting on mom rather than her doing any work. All the hype is just another Hallmark Holiday.
A great reminder of why we do what we do. And thanks Mother of 4 for the historical perspective...I had never heard that story.
Thanks LJ and PR!
Thanks Mother of 4 for the story behind the occasion. I like that the day evolved from a tradition of taking time from the daily tasks to visit home and church.
Thanks, Kirsten Jayne, it is nice to take a moment to remember!
You make everything you do look effortless by your calm reassuring ways. Thank you for all that you do and for sharing your best Mother's Day ever... well done and congrats. Thank you Mother of 4 for the background.
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