Contrary to popular belief, Mother’s Day is NOT the second Sunday in May. I know, you’re probably reading this thinking, this girl is crazy. Here comes another one of those semi “woke” sistas talking noise about how it’s just another manmade holiday, centered around commercialism with nothing at all do with the woman who gave you life. Typical. But it’s true. Mother’s Day is NOT May 14th. It begins the day a woman becomes a mother.
For my mother, that day came (for the third time) on July 17th, 1990 when I came into this world, prematurely at three pounds and some odd ounces. Small enough to fit into the palm of her hand, she would tell me. From that day on, everyday has been Mother’s Day. Every award, graduation, birthday, breakup, makeup, let down, disappointment, rejection, ache, pain, has been mother’s day. This includes her own ups and downs that I as a daughter, have witnessed.
So yes, Mother’s Day isn’t just reserved for one special day. We should celebrate our mothers EVERYDAY. Just like we shouldn’t wait ’til Valentine’s Day to show our love and appreciation to our spouses. Mother’s Day should be an addition, not a substitution for a whole year that we can celebrate, call, check on, love our moms!
To close, I think it’s very fitting to share a scripture that my mother instilled in me that I keep in mind this very day:
16 ‘Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you,
that your days may be long, and that it may be well
with you in the land which the Lord your God
is giving you.’ – Deuteronomy 5:16 (NKJV)
– A Black Girl About Town
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