Appreciate your Mother

This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 14, 2017. But have you ever wondered why we celebrate Mother’s Day, or why is it important? Well, the answer is quite simple: Mother’s Day is a day that many people across the country set aside to honor or otherwise truly appreciate our loving mothers, who love their children unconditionally. Everyone has their own special way of doing this. Some people will make their mothers breakfast, then take it to their bed for them to enjoy. Others go to the store and buy their mother a card and a bouquet of flowers to show them how much they love them. Others still will go out of their way to schedule a banquet for all of the mothers in their community, so that way everyone in that community can show their mothers how much they love and appreciate them.

A mother’s love is a special kind of love. It is an unconditional love. It is an unbreakable love. A mother will love her child no matter what (trust me on this, I know.) A mother will always be there for her child when they need her. She will love them even after she is dead and gone. Because a mother’s love is a love that will last forever. All too often do I see mothers in some communities be treated poorly all year ‘round, and especially on Mother’s Day. It breaks my heart to see such a thing happening in our communities. Trust me, I know. There were many times that I had treated my mother poorly, and each time the guilt and the pain of it grew worse. Why? Because each time I did it, my mother would forgive me, and tell me that she still loved me, even though I had treated her poorly.

So appreciate your mother. Not only on this Mother’s Day, but every day. Because your mother loves you, no matter what. Because all it takes is one moment, and the last argument or the last time you treated her poorly, may just be the last time you will ever see your loving mother again. And nobody should be forced to live with the guilt of that for the rest of their lives. Happy Mother’s Day, everyone.

Devon Walter