Moms make you feel better, and not just when there's an owie

Angelica Greene
May 13, 2018

This special day for mothers is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

How can we best celebrate a woman living out her vocation as a mother - as she selflessly gives everything she is and has to her children, and often feels like there is nothing left for her?

This Mother's Day I will have to content myself with a phone call from Tyrone and Nolan, who are somewhere in Europe right now, independent and free after their third year of university where Nolan is studying commerce at Dalhousie University and Tyrone is studying engineering at the University of British Columbia. Microchimerism is the condition where a woman carries cells originating in her children (their DNA) decades after childbirth.

Pearl V Puri: My mother has always been special person of my life. She later turned her attention to lowering infant mortality by improving sanitary conditions for young families before her death in Philadelphia on May 9, 1905, at the age of 72. Since my childhood to now we are actually attached so emotionally with each other.

Sharon and I were reminiscing, and the subject of Mother's Day came up, along with memories of some of the more memorable ones. God has been so gracious to my family for sustaining and enabling her to be a strong, loving and faithful mother. She listens to other voices instead of her own. But for you I will always remain that child who rushed to your arms after being scared, happy or sad. For me each day is special for her, Everyday I want to make her feel special.

I love you, Mom; but my editor loves short columns, so the mushy stuff will have to wait. Then she placed it in the river Nile and instructed her daughter to watch what happened to it, trusting that God would somehow preserve the life of her son.

Her brother taught Jarvis how to boil water and dress wounds to better protect against the types of infections that had killed her siblings. She modeled those characteristics for her children, whose respective lives as adults were "cut from the same cloth" as their mother.

Tejasswi Prakash: My mother is a walking miracle.

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She's instilled the values I've come to know, love and live by. And I understand the feeling is reciprocal. She is the only reason behind my achievements.

While many would say you can't put a price on a mother's love, it doesn't hurt to try on Mother's Day. Mothers are consistently there cheering you on and supporting you.

Don't get me wrong; I'm not saying mothers shouldn't have any of these. Researchers say that these cells help protect a woman against many kinds of cancer, Alzheimer's disease and even protect the heart against some diseases. Christian mothers have the important role of setting a good example for their children to follow. The time to thank and love your mother.

My answer was always the same: "I want to be with my favorite people - the people who made me a mom". And it has only became my success key.

When I just found out I was pregnant, honestly, I was happy. I think of fancy hotel brunches with mouth watering feasts, or gifts from dad of sparkling diamonds laying on a bed of deep blue velvet.

I did that, I hope, all weekend for my oldest and his fiancee.

Even with friends, I have to be careful. It's a bond formed and developed over nine months during the pregnancy before you and I knew anything or anybody else.

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