Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Wishing all of the moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day, and that includes those who serve the role of mom though not always recognized as a ‘mom’ in someone’s life.  Oh, and be sure to check out a groovy Google Doodle for the occasion with three cute mini-movies of one awesome little birdie and her chicks.

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Mother’s Day has certainly evolved over the years, although I must admit I find personally offensive this movement to pull out certain moms to have their own day like Dog Mama Day which is supposedly now the Saturday before Mother’s Day and Stepmother’s Day which was assigned the Sunday after Mother’s Day. By doing so, aren’t we saying these other moms are less than? Are we going to start saying actual Mother’s Day is only reserved those who technically wear the “mother” sash because they gave birth?

 

I say let the holiday represent whatever you want it to mean for you. If that’s your older sister who has stepped in to raise younger siblings, an adoptive or foster mom or heck, a single dad wearing all of the hats — celebrate those who play that role in your life. For those who may not be connected to their birth moms, take the time to honor and celebrate the people who have filled that role in your life. And for those who have lost their mom, reflect upon the best times and lessons taken away from the experience of getting to know your mom as more than a parent but as a person, too.

 

Interestingly enough, the founder of the holiday wouldn’t agree with  me in the slightest. I was just reading a piece posted on CNN this morning about the founder of the holiday Anna Jarvis becoming so unhappy with the evolution of the special occasion that she inevitably became a protester of the holiday. She believed you should only be honoring your actual mother and not celebrating other moms you know or anyone who would not be technically regarded as a birth mom. How’s that for a strange twist of events? She was a bit of an odd duck, though.  You can read more about her here.

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To moms everywhere, whatever your role, please enjoy your special day. And as always, thanks for reading. ~ Chris K.

 

 

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