if you ask me…
Mother's Day is a time of course when we recognize that wonderful person in our lives that has meant so much to us for so long.
Most of us have someone in our lives to whom we have turned in times of crisis— friends and relatives upon whose shoulders we have cried and those who have shone a ray of hope upon us in desperate times. It's good to also recognize them at this time.
Mother’s Day is for anyone who has mothered someone and for anyone who has carried a child, whether that applies to biological mothers, adoptive mothers, stepmothers, foster mothers, care providers, childminders, mothers who’ve lost a child, single mothers, single dads, grandmothers, aunties, sisters or close friends.
Recognizing those you love and those who have loved you is not a difficult task. Sometimes the simplest of gestures can mean so much more than the most expensive gift; a few words of comfort, a hug and a listening ear for example.
For those who have lost mothers and children, although it may be painful, spend time remembering happy moments of the love and joy. Their love, lives on in you and is what gives you the strength to give love to others.
It will be a special time for us and I hope it will be for you as well-
Happy Mother's Day!
Dr. Dan Moore, DVM
"The greatest teacher is not experience; it's example."
Enjoy This Rocky Mountain Horse Birth…
Reflect not just on the special love of a Mother but to reflect on LIFE and the blessings of life.
Great job from our friends at Van Bert Farms for capturing and sharing this moment with us all!
Be sure to check-in on the live eagle cam!
Watch Momma and Papa and another season at their nest!
Best Eagle Cam I've ever saw and the view and images are even better than before!
I suppose you can learn a lot from the Oprahs, Trumps, Gates, Buffets in today's world, but consider what many have and can learn from a mother…
A mom can teach Vision and Goal setting…
'If you want those soccer boots for the next season you better get those A grades this year'.
A mom can teach Mission…
'You better finish that spinach on your plate if you want the strawberry dessert you have been eyeing'.
A mom can teach Leadership…
'You are in charge of your younger siblings when playing in the backyard. I will hold you responsible if anything happens to them’.
A mom can teach Planning and Preparation…
‘Your cousins are coming home this summer, chart out their schedule and see to it, they have an enjoyable time’.
A mom can teach Execution…
‘Here’s how you keep your bed in order after you wake up’.
A mom can teach Creativity…
‘We want to surprise dad for his birthday, why don’t you think of something that he’d like and be really surprised with.
A mom can teach Ethics…
‘I see you have your friend’s pencil in your box, I want that returned tomorrow, no questions asked’.
A mom can teach Financial Management…
‘Here’s your pocket money for the month, I know you have a million things you want, go figure it out’.
A mom can teach there’s a Time and Place for everything…
‘If you want to fight with your brother, do it outside my house, I have just finished cleaning it’.
A mom can teach Resilience and Spirituality…
‘Don’t lose heart that you didn’t win this time, if you have worked hard and given it your best, your time will come – keep trying’.
A mom can teach to Respect everyone…
‘Don’t you dare talk to anyone like that – Treat people the way you would like to be treated’.
A mom can teach Control and Discipline…
‘You will not play those finals of the cricket match with the temperature you are running and that’s not changing’.
A mom can teach Honesty and Integrity…
‘No matter what happens always tell the truth, you won’t have to remember what you said and to whom’ .
Thanks "Moms", words cannot comprehend your contribution to our world.
On the "lighter" side…
A mother can teach you TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE:
"If you're going kill each other, do it outside – I just finished cleaning!"
A mother can teach you RELIGION:
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
A mother can teach you TIME TRAVEL:
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"
A mother can teach you LOGIC:
"Because I said so, that's why."
A mother can teach you FORESIGHT:
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."
A mother can teach you IRONY:
"Keep laughing and I'll give you something to cry about."
A mother can teach you OSMOSIS:
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper!"
A mother can teach you CONTORTIONISM:
"Will you look at the dirt on the back of your neck!"
A mother can teach you about STAMINA:
"You'll sit there 'til all that spinach is finished."
A mother can teach you about WEATHER:
"It looks as if a tornado swept through your room."
A mother can teach you how to solve PHYSICS PROBLEMS:
"If I yelled because I saw a meteor coming toward you; would you listen then?"
A mother can teach you about HYPOCRISY:
"If I've told you once, I've told you a million times – Don't Exaggerate!!!"
A mother can teach you THE CIRCLE OF LIFE:
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
A mother can teach you about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION:
"Stop acting like your father!"
A mother can teach you about ENVY:
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do!"
Happy Mother's Day!