Each year, I am always excited about Mother’s Day because this day gives me the opportunity to honor, celebrate, and appreciate my great mother in unison with people across the United States of America. Linda J. Daniels is certainly a great mother and my very best friend. Although she does get on my nerves quite often, we have such an unconditional love for one another. For those of you who do not have a living mother, find peace on this day in thinking about positive moments about your mother. One of the greatest ways to overcome some of the sorrow that this day presents for you is to invest your time in loving mothers who you are related to or who you are friends with. For those of you who have a difficult relationship with your mother, try to work on your relationship with her today. Just do something nice for your mother today—no matter what type of relationship you have with her. The purpose of this article is to express the significance of Mother’s Day.
A mother gave birth to us all. They have a special significance because these are the women who carried us for 9 months. We literally would not be here without our mothers, even though it does take a man to have a baby too. The bond between a mother and her child cannot be closer, however. We literally lived inside of our mother for 9 months—something no man can ever experience what it feels like. A woman certainly has more biological investment in her child than a man. My mother’s investment in me certainly persisted after giving birth to me. It seems like our mothers know us in ways that no one else, including our fathers, know us.
You have to really appreciate your mother and give her your kind words and flowers while she is living because when she is no longer living, she cannot hear your words or see your flowers. It always amazes me how we will go to people’s funerals and pour our hearts out about how much we love them and how much they meant to us, but never expressed those thoughts and feelings when the people were alive. It’s hard for me to really believe you when you do stuff like that. I have often said that funerals and weddings are the two most dishonest events. We could improve the quality of our mothers’ lives if we would let them know more often how much we love them and how much we appreciate them.
If you love your mother today, walk up to her, hug her, and tell her how much you love her. If your mother is not living today, do something for someone else’s mother to show your love. You might even want to go to the grave site of your mother just to reflect on her greatness. If you are living far away from your mother, then give her a call and tell her that you love her. For those who are able, do something today for your mother that you have never done for her before. To all mothers, I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day! To Linda J. Daniels, I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day!
Antonio Maurice Daniels
University of Wisconsin-Madison