It is a shame that we need a special day to pause from our busy schedules to remember the people that we love. Important days like Valentines, Mother’s, Father’s, and Grandparent’s Day should not have to be on the calendar for us to stop and schedule a few hours at the dinner table with or call on the phone.
The mere years of love and faithful devotion required by our Mother’s for us to survive the tenuous journey of totally dependent infancy to independent adults ready to stand upon our own two feet should be enough for us to daily show our gratitude through little acts of attention and words of love that let our precious Mother know that we are grateful for her years of sacrifice on our behalf.
But sadly it is so easy to get caught up in the minutia of life and the daily grind to survive. The once daily calls we promised that we would make grow sparse as work and exhaustion blend one day into another. Before we realize it, days and weeks have gone by since we last said those words our Mother’s hold so dear, I love you Mom, thank you for all that you have done.
Before we know what has happened, we find that we have gotten so caught up in securing our success or finding our path to happiness that we have forgotten to take time out and ensure the happiness of the ones to whom we owe so much. Too late we realize that we have been guilty of missing the golden opportunities to bring a smile and cheer the heart of one who played a critical role in our current success, for whom no sacrifice was too dear to ensure that we wore a smile.
So on this day that honors Mother’s everywhere I pause to join the throng and say, Happy Mother’s Day to my own Mother, and thank you for all that you have done, and I am sorry for all the times I got to busy with my own world to bring a little happiness to yours.