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Mother's Day

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day

When : Second Sunday in May

Everybody has a mother and absolutely no one is more special than mom. Sure, dad is really important. And, grandparent's too. But moms, well they are just the greatest. Often taken for granted, they are always our strongest supporter. You can't do wrong in Mom's eyes. When you are hurt, or not feeling well....there is no one else that can help you more than Mom. I saw this clearly recently as our son was in the emergency room. Sure, dad was an important presence. But, the look in my son's eyes with his mom by his side was certain affirmation of mom's comforting ways, and importance.

So go out and celebrate Mother's Day. First and foremost, spend time with her. If you absolutely can not be there, take time for a long phone call. Flowers, cards, candy and gifts are all part of the day. But, mom wants some time with you far more than anything else.

Did you know? The first Mother's Day was May 10, 1908 in Philadelphia

God called my mom home 19 years ago. For those of you whose mom is still alive I have this message. Treat her with love. Treat everyday as if it were the last time you would see her.

That Wonderful Mother of Mine

The moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of that wonderful mother of mine.
The birds never sing but a message they bring
Of that wonderful mother of mine.
Just to bring back the time, that was so sweet to me,
Just to bring back the days, when I sat on her knee.

I pray every night to our Father above,
For that wonderful mother of mine.
I ask Him to keep her as long as He can
That -- wonderful mother of mine.
There are treasures on earth, that made life seem worthwhile,
But there's none can compare to my mother's smile.

You are a wonderful mother, dear old Mother of mine.
You'll hold a spot down deep in my heart,
'Till the stars no longer shine.
Your soul shall live on forever,
On through the fields of time.
For there'll never be another to me,
Each melodious measure,
Oft the teardrops flowing,
Oft they flow from my memory's treasure.

Fun Stuff:

Mom-ism's Remember all those "things" Mom used to say..

Be careful what you wish for, it might come true.

If I talked to my mother like you talk to me....

Don't eat those, they will stunt your growth.

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything.

If you don't eat those, you will stunt your growth.

What's meant to be, is meant to be. Mom only used this when something bad happened or when you experienced a disappointment.

It doesn't matter what you accomplish, I'll always be proud of you.

I hope that when you grow up, you have kids "Just Like you"! (Also known as the "Mother's Curse")

Because I'm your mother that's why.

...This is why we can't have nice things.

If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times.

"Eat your vegetables, those children in China (Africa, Vietnam) would be happy to have some broccoli to eat!"

If you fall out of that tree and break you leg , don't come running to me.

"Cheer up, the worst is yet to come." Usually said in advance of grounding.

Someday your face is going to stick like that.

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

Yes, I *AM* the boss of you.

Because I said so.

Just wait till your father gets home.

No dessert till you clean off your plate.

I brought you into this world and I can take you OUT !!

When you grow up and get a place of your own, I am coming over there putting my dirty shoes on your couch (or walk on it ) , color on your walls and try to flush a roll of toilet paper down your toilet! And, leave every light on in the house!

I love you, but not the things you do.

Close the door, were you born in a barn ... ?

You be nice to your little brother. One of these days he is going to be bigger than you are"

Money doesn't grow on trees.....

When I was a kid and was out playing in the dirt, sometimes I would get it in my eyes. I would run into the house yelling and digging at my eye saying "Mom I got something in my eye" and she would say "Your finger"

"I was going to,(buy you an ice cream cone/ take you to the zoo, etc)but now I am not!" this always came after one of us kids didn't do what we were told.

"Make sure you put on clean underwear everyday , in case you have an accident!" I always thought that you put on clean underwear AFTER you had an accident! .

"Your room looks like a tornado went through it."


This Day in History May 12

National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, is founded in Lima, Peru. (1551)

American Revolutionary War: In the largest defeat of the Continental Army, Charleston, South Carolina is taken by British forces. (1780)

The flush toilet is patented. (1792)

U.S. federal troops occupy Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (1862)

American Civil War: Battle of Raymond: two divisions of James B. McPherson's XVII Corps (ACW) turn the left wing of Confederate General John C. Pemberton's defensive line on Fourteen Mile Creek, opening up the interior of Mississippi to the Union Army during the Vicksburg Campaign. (1863)

American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House: thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers die in "the Bloody Angle". (1864)

American Civil War: the Battle of Palmito Ranch: the first day of the last major land action to take place during the Civil War, resulting in a Confederate victory. (1865)

The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15. (1870)

Ten weeks after his abduction Charles Jr., the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs' home. (1932)

The Agricultural Adjustment Act is enacted to restrict agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies. (1933)

Holocaust: 1,500 Jews are sent to gas chambers in Auschwitz. (1942)

A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada. (1958)

Vietnam War: North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attack Australian troops defending Fire Support Base Coral, east of Lai Khe in South Vietnam on the night of 12/13 May, resulting in heavy casualties on both sides and beginning the Battle of Coral-Balmoral. (1968)

MayagŁez incident: the Cambodian navy seizes the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez in international waters. (1975)

Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution. (2002)

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MARTYLYNN1 5/12/2013 12:36PM

    None of the kids live close enough to spend time with me today but my hubby gave me flowers!


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PATRICIAAK 5/12/2013 2:10AM

    I plan on enjoying the day with 3 daughters and 7 grands. I'll be calling my Mom who lives across the country.

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