EIDTORIAL: Today is mom's day, period

Whether you’re four, 14 or 40, there’s one special lady who deserves thanks today: Mom.

For starters, she quite literally made you.

Ya, ya dads, she couldn’t have done it without you, but mom is the one who selflessly gave up her body to serve as an incubator for nine months.

She gave you life and then put her own life at risk to deliver you into this world.

If that weren’t enough, she battled the throws of dirty diapers and spit up. She soldiered on through the years from tantrums to teenagers.

And through it all, her love was unconditional (again, yes, dad, you may have played a role as well).

What better excuse to celebrate dear mom than Mother’s Day (which is a 100-year-old national holiday).

So today is just one blatant opportunity for us to say thanks to our moms. Whether she is your biological mom, adoptive mom, Godmom, Grandma or a motherly figure, she deserves it.

And don’t forget our other mothers.

Mother Nature and Mother Earth also deserve celebration today for their roles in caring for us.

While today is the perfect day to give thanks to mom and maybe even spoil her, it’s a chance to reflect on all she has done, all she continues to do and all she will do for us in the future.

All that reflection should remind us that moms deserve to be thanked and shown appreciation not just one day a year, but all year-round.

Mother’s Day may fall on the second Sunday of May each year, but it is hoped that all children celebrate their moms today, tomorrow and every day forward.


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