Happy Mother's Day, Mississippi

I like Mother's Day. Yes, it has been turned into a "Hallmark holiday" a bit much for my tastes, but this has to be balanced with the fact that it is one of the few holidays that doesn't end up becoming all about Jesus. At least, it never did in my family of origin. That doesn't mean we never went to church on Mother's Day - we did - but it was never the main focus of the day.

Mothers have to put up with so much that it is good to have a day to honor them, a day when the rest of us stop being ourselves and try to behave for a change. Of course one day a year isn't enough! For me, Mother's Day always served as an occasion to reflect on why I was such a pain in the ass and how I could find ways to express my appreciation for more than just on that single day.

To all the mothers out there, I hope you have a wonderful day, that you feel appreciated for a change, and that your family takes this opportunity to find ways to continue the pro-mother vibe for longer than just today.

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