Today’s post is a special tribute to Mothers everywhere.
Enjoy this homage written by several Positive People Army members.
How would you describe your mother?
What is the most important lesson your mother taught you?
Kathryn wrote: To be strong and always believe in yourself
Dianne wrote: I guess my mom taught how to hold a family together and do the needful. My dad passed away when my brothers and I were young and we were never denied things that would make our life wonderful and mom never ever told us what she did without, and believe me it was plenty.
Lara Wrote: That the things you need most in your life will not be something that you can buy or get, but will be brought to you from opportunities of grace through helping others in need.
Please share one memorable story about your mother that still moves you to this day.
Elvira Wrote: What I remember best about her is when I would be seriously freaking out over an exam and would throw a hissy fit…saying “I’m going to fail” she would come into my room…look me straight in the eyes and say “Tusei STRONG” (loved how she combined English & Italian in one sentence) I always passed. I guess I enjoyed the drama
Kathryn wrote: I had a restaurant and it was in the middle of Winterlicious with about 90 people scheduled to hit the 30 seat restaurant in 5 hours. One of my chef’s whose wife was pregnant called me the day of the craziest busiest day in the am to tell me that his wife’s water had broken. She was 3 weeks early. Absolute panic. I called my mom to help and she did not hesitate. I put the dishwasher upstairs on the bread/app station and my mom stayed in the basement and washed all the dishes – 90+ people, kitchen dishes etc. She was 68 at this time and she was in the basement helping us and cleaning until about 2 am. I am still amazed and grateful to this day.
Lara Wrote: I witnessed her selflessness as she gathered people to pray and donate money for a friend and colleague who was stricken and bedridden with cancer. Since there is no health care in the Philippines, she knocked on doors of every executive officer in her office and asked for help on behalf of her friend and colleague. She did the same with people in her office. She is very proud but she used as much charm as she had to round up funds. I stood around hospital halls as she held prayer groups for this lady. I never understood until now how much it took for her to do all this since she was single mother working two jobs to provide for three children under the age of 12 especially in a country where there are not as much financial opportunities for women. She did this all with fierce energy and clarity of spirit. In the end her friend did not make it but the money she had raised helped to pay for the hospital bills and some of the funeral expenses, which would have otherwise financially crippled her friend’s family.
Leave a comment about what your mother means to you.
Happy Mother’s Day!!