What does Mothers' Day mean to you?

@caramello (4382)
Australia
May 5, 2008 12:53am CST
Every year for me is the same....I put on a happy face and pretend to enjoy it, when deep down inside there is pain! Each year for some reason seems to be getting worse, must be the hormones, but having had a Mother leave home when I was 3 years old, for some reason it still has its' affects! Hopefully one day this will end and I can truly enjoy the meaning of the day!
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@kaleegirl45 (1474)
• United States
7 May 08
Mother's day to me means spending time with your mom. I see my mom every day, since I take care of her. I would love to take her out to dinner, but she can't walk that much, she can't eat all the foods that they have on the menu. so what I do is make her a dinner. buy her, her favorite flowers. My sister comes over and we all have a good time.(than I wake up) just kidding.
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@caramello (4382)
• Australia
10 May 08
A Happy Mothers Day to you and your Mum. Enjoy the day!
• United States
6 May 08
My son has not acknowledged Mother's Day since he was 12 (he's 26 now). I left his father when he was 7 and his father would not let me see him or have him. He had threatened to kill me and I believed him. My son and I have had the opportunity to get to know each other once again while he was in college. But then he graduated from college and left and went to law school in Washington, D.C. which is where he is now. He did actually get me something for Christmas this past year which was a first but nothing for my birthday in February nor do I look for anything (again) for Mother's Day. It is a very painful time for me and always will be.
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@caramello (4382)
• Australia
10 May 08
I feel for you very much as this would be the type of pain I would not like to have as I feel mine is hurtful enough. One day hopefully for you your son will understand what has happened and feel the need to be part of your life. My son is of a similar age and they are different in the way they feel about things.
@subha12 (18462)
• India
6 May 08
I think its very sad for you. but in my case, i think why there can't be each day a mother's day or father's day. we are indebted to them from the start of life. so it pointless to just celebrate aday. may be we can make her feel special each day.
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@caramello (4382)
• Australia
6 May 08
Good idea to have every day special I agree.
• United States
5 May 08
Mother's day doesnt mean that much to me. I do celebrate it but i think that everyday deserves to be mother's day! - That's my opinion and i bet alot of people would agree with me.
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@caramello (4382)
• Australia
6 May 08
I bet a lot of people would agree with you to Gohan especially Mothers.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
5 May 08
I am so very sorry about your mother leaving.. Everyone needs a mother.. This will be my first Mothers Day without my son living at home.. It will be different but I really don't let things such as this get me down.. I was a very good mother and I had a very good mother, so I am a winner all the way around.. I lost my mother last February and I really miss her so much, but she was 90 yrs old and I had many wonderful years with her as my mother, I could not have asked for a better mother.. She made her mistakes but she was always there for all of her 10 kids and 2 step kids.. she was, in my eyes, perfect!!! I believe that if I were you, I would do everything in my power to make this the year that I was going to let go and enjoy this day.. Make a promise to yourself that you are going to enjoy who you are and to celebrate who you are, then you may find a bit of piece.. Good luck to you and God bless..
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@caramello (4382)
• Australia
6 May 08
10 kids and 2 step kids......wow! That is lovely Donna the fact your mother had so many children and still lived to a great age. I am sorry sheis no longer with you, but having memories of her as she was and the way you felt about her is something nice for me to read. I will one day for sure not have this hang over me and must say it is a little easier each year.
@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
5 May 08
well mothers day to me is really special.i still have my mother alive and well although she is nearly eighty.my children make it special,i have allready been given numerous art works from my son who has blue tacked them all over the house and he is real proud of his work.it must be hard when you have had a experience like when your mother left when you were 3 years old and i would think it would effect me if it happened to me as well.just think of the next concert you are going to go to and that should put a smile on your face,especially jon stevens.cheers sue
@caramello (4382)
• Australia
6 May 08
The little things that children make over the years sue are to be cherished as the effort they put into them is "hard work!" And given with such pride and love. One day I hope for this to not be part of my pain but for all these years it is still there! How right you are...for me Sunday with my daughter AND Jon Stevens! What more could I ask for? Son will no doubt be sleeping all day!
@The_Eagle_1 (1123)
• Australia
5 May 08
The acknowledement of the years work done summed up in one day! We could celebrate mother's day every day.... but then it wouldn't be special anymore! It would just become another day.....
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@caramello (4382)
• Australia
6 May 08
Nicely put into words Eagle as you usually do.
@fury2525 (139)
• United States
5 May 08
Hi, For me it's a sad time of the year. My son never celebrated it with me, so i bought myself a #1 MOM charm but have never worn it. I was always required to buy cards for my mom and grandmother but never did they do the same for me and here I was a mother too. It can be rough when you are a single mom and even going to church, they have all the moms stand up, and say all children stand with your moms, all husbands stand with your wifes, etc. When I was alone it was very sad, so on those days I would not go to church. But now except for my son, things are better. I have a great man in my life, so I'm not alone anymore and he makes up for a lot. Fury
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@caramello (4382)
• Australia
6 May 08
Being a single mum does have some downfalls if we allow them as having been one myself, and some times of the year are harder to deal with than others. I too have a great man now and does make the "alone" years seem so far away. I have been known to buy myself something like you have and no harm in that if it makes you feel better at the time. I am glad for you that life is better now and that one day (if you have not already) wear your charm with pride. xx
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
5 May 08
Special Mother - Special Mother clipart
Mothers Day is just another one of those special days of the year that is a sad day for me seeing as my mother is now gone, these sorts of special days makes emotions run wild...
@caramello (4382)
• Australia
5 May 08
Quite true lilaclady for whatever reason the emotions are caused by, and one that is hard to avoid.
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@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
5 May 08
Isn't that funny, because when I think of mothers day I do not think of my step mother and I don't remember my real mother , No I think how lucky that I am to have two of the best kids in the world. And considering their up bringing in a home that was chaotic to say the least they turned out great in spite of it all. So mothers day is for me because I am one and proud of my children and grandchildren, the past is just that I can't go back and change it so I just leave it there. good discussion
@caramello (4382)
• Australia
5 May 08
The past cannot be changed, this is true but would love to feel a little more happier on this day just for the childrens' sake, and I do give it my best. I doubt they really know how I feel, so that is what counts.
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