Monday Musings 12/05/14
Some of us remember the days when Bell Canada telephones were jammed with people calling home to Mom on Mother’s Day. If you didn’t call early, chances were you would not get through.
Today, Facebook is flooded with tributes to Mom’s all over the world. Any other day, the tributes would seem more like a competition to see who can outdo the other, but not on Mother’s Day. It is the one day of the year that compliments outshine competitiveness. You cannot compete with heartfelt sentiments. Everyone’s Mom is unique, no two are made alike.
It has been thirty-five years since I have had the opportunity to personally speak to my Mother about how much she meant to me. Every year, Mother’s Day provides the opportunity for me to reflect on the day that I stood in my Mom’s kitchen in Peterborough, ON and gave her, what I discovered would be, my final hug. Little did I know that six hours later, she and my father would leave this earth and receive the loving embrace of Jesus. I had no idea that the next One to hug my Mom, after me, would be Jesus Himself!
As wonderful as it is to pay tribute to your own Mother, something extraordinary happens when your children begin to express their heartfelt feelings to their Mom. It has been a few years since MJ could celebrate Mother’s Day in the presence of the two children she brought into this world thirty and twenty-seven years ago respectively. Yesterday, MJ received two tributes that say it all, one from her daughter and the other from her son and daughter-in-law. Let me leave you with their tribute.
You truly are an amazing women! Thank you for your generosity, your dedication, your humour, your kindness, your ‘realness’ your encouragement, your love, and most of all, your Godly example!
Thank you for always praying me through, for picking me up when I am down…pushing me when I need to be pushed!
You are the best Mom in the world and I love you with all my heart!!!
Miss you very much and so wish we could be together today!!!
To Our Dear Mama Mann!!!!
We would like to wish you the happiest Mother’s Day! We so wish that we could be in Pretoria to celebrate this important day with you… we pray that you feel all of our love and beyond appreciation for you on this day!!!
You are a VERY DEAR lady, an incredible woman of God and we are VERY PROUD of you! It is not everybody who has a hard-working, world traveling, busy Mom… yet a Mom who has more LOVE for her family than one could ever wish for… not to mention that she is one HOT, French, MAMA!!!!
On this day, we honour YOU for YOU… thank you for all that you have done and will continue to do to make life so special! Thank you for your HEART and for going out of your way to make your kids HAPPY… thank you for your passion for life and most importantly for raising your family to know & love God!
Although we cannot be with you today, MOM… know that you are LOVED to infinity and beyond… and then some 🙂
With that… we wish you once again… HAPPY MAMA MANN’S DAY!
Love, your kiddies,
Until next Monday…