I am aware that my post regarding Mother’s Day ruffled some feathers. My point was lost on the word “anti” and possibly the lack of me needing the fanfare. So, indulge me while I clarify. My belief is that everyday should be a cluster of moments that celebrate and respect everyone in our life including those special moms. One day, set aside will not make up for the endless days that we push away not valuing those individuals who bring substance to us.
I never said I wanted to cancel this auspicious occasion. I said I didn’t like it. Totally, my view, and of course, you can agree or disagree with it. Even my favorite writer, Anne Lamott, wrote something with similar sentiments. To me, it is an oddity. Fortunately, I raised grateful, loving boys, who on a daily basis thank me. Bryce even thanked me the other day when I almost forgot to pick him up. I am appreciated. I feel it, know it, and I have never felt taken for granted.
Fun fact about the origin of this “holiday”that was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an U.S.holiday in 1914. Interestingly enough, she later denounced it and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. Interesting, right? Here is my take -celebrate or don’t celebrate. If my words ignite passionate opinions, then you’re welcome. I am speaking for those who are silenced by the fear of standing out. This is my truth. I merely hope you choose to carry over the time honored tradition of putting those who influence and empower you in the spotlight 365 days out of the year, instead of just one.