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Mother's Day

A holiday honoring mothers.

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A tribute to Nikki Bradshaw Carpenter

  • May 1, 2010
I won't be spending time with my mom on Mother's Day, be it watching a movie or having a dinner. Instead, I'll be spending time with my "god daughter's" mom. She is my cousin from Toronto and she is in town for the next few weeks. We plan on going to the World Expo on Mother's Day. My mom is probably going to be home in another country, unless she decides to join us in the next few days!

In general, my mom and I are not "compatible". We are like water and oil. That's all I need to say on this matter, I believe. The less be said, the better the end result. She's my mom nonetheless and I still see here and live with her for some period of time whenever I do go home.

Mother's Day is a holiday for most people since it falls on the second Sunday of May. It is however not the only day one can honor one's mother. When it comes to honoring, only you know what's the best way for you. Not any holiday can do the justice if your heart is not in it. However, being a mom is something that many will tell you an experience like no other.

I saw with my own eyes (through news) what it meant to be a mom recently (on CNN). The recent news about a typhoon in Mississippi and a mom who shielded her 3 young sons with her very own body in a motor home gave up her life while the young children survived. Her name is Nikki Bradshaw Carpenter (age: 30). That is the ultimate when it comes to being a mother, I do believe. 

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The others involved countless time and patience spend on one's child and the worry that accompany with what's best for the kid. It's an ongoing process til the day a mother passes away. Naturally, some dads are that way too. 

And with that in mind, I wish everyone who's a mother a very Happy and Meaningful Mother's Day! 

And to my mom, Happy Mother's Day, Mom! 
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May 01, 2010
moms are so awesome! Mothers are the world's best folks--human or animals--they protect their kids! Nice one, Sharrie! so...when are you going to become a mom? ;-)
May 01, 2010
When I can find a responsible dad to go along with it, LOL...
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The Mother's Day holiday was created by Anna Jarvis, who began campaigning for a memorial day for women after the death of her mother. She succeeded in making it a nationally recognized holiday on May 8th, 1914, when the U.S. Congress passed a law designating the second Sunday in May as Mo s ther' Day. On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first national Mother's Day as a day for American citizens to show the flag in honor of those mothers who had lost their sons in war.

The carnation flower has come to represent Mother's Day since they were delivered by Anna at one of its first celebrations. The carnation was her mother's favorite flower and came to be a symbol of the purity of a mother's love. The holiday is celebrated around the world on various days throughout the year. To this day, Mother's Day continues to be one of the most commercially-successful U.S. holidays, also serving as the most popular day of the year to dine out!

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