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by Kelli Parisian May 06, 2021
Many milestone events of 2020 were pushed to the back burner. This year, we have more opportunities to make these milestone occasions memorable for our loved ones, including Mother's Day.
I'm sharing stories that inspire and remind us Mom's deserve to be honored, not just one day, but everyday.
We lived in the Bronx, all seven of us kids and my single mom. It was mid-January and a huge snowstorm hit. The snow was so thick, the highways came to a complete stop. We lived a half of a block from the highway. The darkness of night was approaching. There were several cars stuck with people and their families and or pets inside.
Mom stood up and said to my brother “I will open my house to the stranded people on the highway.” She said, “please go to them and invite them to our house.” We had thirteen families come. Our living room was covered in sleeping bags, blankets, and pillows. In the morning, we had three pots of coffee, one huge pot of hot chocolate, bacon, eggs, and warm French bread. Everyone showed such gratitude. Mom’s act of kindness and humanity was so profound to me. She showed us all the selflessness of helping others. ~Diana Allen
The day I was dreading had arrived—it was inevitable. I had seen it coming but had chosen to ignore it for as long as possible. My very capable, intelligent mom had started forgetting to pay her bills, and it was time to take over her finances. As I looked through her wallet, I made a remarkable discovery. Tucked away in a tiny compartment were four Mother's Day Poems I’d written for her in the 1960s. She had saved and cherished those simple gifts for 50 years. What a happy surprise! ~ Pat Witty
All my life, I have searched for inspiration to deal with the troubles in life but little did I know that after all these years my steps would return to you. You are my idol, you endured bone crushing pain and brought me into this world, and you made sure I was happy even when you were facing a hard time.
I still remember how you spent sleepless nights, not leaving my bedside when I was sick. I also remember how proud you were when I graduated from college. I was able to achieve this success because of your encouragement and support.
Thank you, mom, for your constant support and belief in me. Your words of encouragement inspired me to work hard and achieve what seemed to be impossible.
What have I done to deserve a mother like you? I thank God for making you my mother. I love you so much and I miss you. ~ Your Son
Hooray for all the moms! Hooray for the mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, mothers-in-law, foster moms, bonus moms, and all women who love with a mother's heart.
Kelli Parisian - Founder of Parisian's Pure Indulgence Organic Skin Care. Contributing writer to LivingBetter50 online Woman's Magazine. Come along with me, and learn how to have a healthy, vibrant, beautiful life after 50!
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