Honoring moms on Mother’s Day

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap] mother shows tenderness, love, reassurance, forgiveness, compassion, provides shelter, wisdom and is a friend. In honor of Mother’s Day, we are featuring seven mothers from the community who have made and are making a difference in other people’s lives, setting an example for everyone else to follow and learn from.

Mother’s Day is an annual event that is celebrated worldwide, but with different dates depending on the country. It is celebrated to honor all mothers, express gratitude and respect for the hardships they bear in bringing up a child into the world. It was made possible by Ms. Julia Ward Howe and Ms. Anna Jarvis, who wanted a dedicated day to celebrate all mothers. On May 8, 1914, U.S. President Wilson made it a national holiday that is celebrated every year on the second Sunday in May. However, in Mexico it is not a public holiday, but an observance and was first celebrated on May 10, 1922. The exact date, May 10, does not change.

Many individuals typically show appreciation to their mothers by giving them expensive gifts like jewelry, flowers, chocolates, cake, candy, teddy bears, lotions, perfumes, clothes, having a party or taking them out to a fancy restaurant for dinner. However, many mothers prefer the basic gifts that we gave them when we were younger like handmade cards, flowers, pottery, poems, hugs, a call or visiting them and spending the day with them. But above all, thanking them.

Therefore, one affordable gift option individuals can do to save money and time this Mother’s Day is making a gift bag of mementos that could involve gift vouchers to her favorite places like the movies, a concert or watching a play at the theater. Another idea is to cook for the mothers that are always cooking for us.

One thing to remember is that mothers should not only be appreciated on the dedicated date, but every day.

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