This is what Wikipedia has to say about Mother's Day "Mother's Day is a celebration honouring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in spring. The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis' holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/ or maternal figure on mother's day. "
I became a mother in 1994 and my world was forever changed...for the better :)
(didn't mean to cut off my soon to be son-in-laws head but my picture resizing skills are being put to the test currently!)
The reason why I wanted to be a mom is mostly due to this woman
My mom was born in Saskatchewan in 1942 ... she is the second oldest of 5 children, born to a musician and the love of his life, a stay at home mom or now they say a domestic engineer!, my mom probably learned to dance before she could walk! My mom was a natural leader and trust me she has raised her 4 daughters to be leaders as well! She played the saxophone, was a pink lady, jacket and all, and the pitcher of her softball team just to name a few .. She was a model and an entrepreneur and is the most beautiful smart business savy woman I know today!
Besides having her own 4 daughters to raise my mom took on many more "daughters" over the years. Our house was always open and trust me it was always full! From cousins to her own siblings, lost souls and people just needing to stay while they attended a better school, her house and her heart were open to loving so many. I know there are many people out there who have been touched and forever changed by my mothers incredible Mothers Heart.
I love my mom and am so thankful for her input and guidance she has poured into my life.
I have tried my best to live out the examples she has set for me and to model my parenting style after hers. She has always been there for me and today she is also not only my mother but one of my very best friends!
Happy Mother's Day to my mom, Sharon, who just happens to own the Roadhouse Grille (with my dad, Dwayne, of course) and does a pretty amazing job at it as well :)
Love your lala (aka Lise)