Friday, May 10, 2013

Rant #961: To All the Moms Out There

Sunday is Mother's Day, and to some, that day is the holiest day of the year.

Without our mothers, where would we be?

Moms are the most special people in the world.

They give birth to us, they nurture us, they keep us in step with how we are supposed to behave and act.

Yes, fathers do this too--except the giving birth part, of course--but it is done at a different level.

Both moms and dads are there at the beginning, of course, but moms are there through the course of their pregnancies, give birth to us, and watch us grow into supposedly solid human beings.

I grew up in a traditional setting, one which doesn't really exist anymore.

My father worked, my mother stayed home to bring up their two children, and everything was hunky dory.

When I got a scrape, my mother tended to it. When I needed help with homework, my mother helped me. When I needed a shoulder to cry on, my mother provided comfort.

Of course, in today's world, that type of upbringing really isn't around anymore. Women work, and that type of nurturing aspect has just about vanished.

I am not saying that that is what is wrong with our world today, but the change in women's roles has certainly impacted the way we are brought up and the way we live.

As far as this year's celebration, my wife and I are having both sides of our families over this time. We ordered a large hero with all the sides, and it should be fun having a houseful of people to celebrate the occasion.

I am very, very lucky. My mother is 82 years old and as spry and active as someone half her age. She has the get up and go that puts younger people to shame.

And as for my wife, well, she is just a super person, juggling her job and our home life with nothing but enthusiasm. I don't know how she does it, but she does it, and I am thankful that she can do it the way she does. My son and I would be lost if she couldn't do it at the level she handles things.

So there you have it. I hope all the mothers out there have a great day, because quite frankly, you deserve it.

Where would we be without you?

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