“Dear Mom:

Sometimes I find myself wondering…Did I remember to thank you for all

the times you were by my side to help me celebrate my successes

and accept my defeats?   Or for letting me keep all the stray puppies

that seemed to follow me home, with both of us knowing that you’d be the

one to nurse them back to health and find them good homes?

Or the long nights we sat with the best friend a boy ever had, and cried together

as  our l4- year – old Golden Retriever lost his battle with cancer?

Or for teaching me the value of hard work, good judgment, courage and honesty?

Have I ever thanked you for the simple things…?

the laughter, smiles,  and quiet times we’ve shared?

Sometimes I forget to express my gratitude, so I am   thanking you today,

and want you to know that you are appreciated.”


Mother’s Day is a day to pay tribute to mothers!   A Jewish Proverb says, “God could not be everywhere, so He made mothers to be the banks where we could deposit all our hurts and worries.”  Moms are special, knowing that a kind word and a hug can heal a broken heart.  Your mother, and those who have been a mother figure to you  are your  first love, and nothing on earth can separate you…not time, not space…not even death.


As we honor our mothers, we also understand that real mothers:

sometimes moan, “Why me?” but know it is all worthwhile when someone says, “I love you,” or the puppy offers paw hugs and nose kisses.

  • often have sticky floors, filthy ovens, and happy, rambunctious two-legged and four-legged kids.
  • know that their kitchen utensils might be in the toy box or the dog bed, or even outside in the sand box.
  • accept the fact that dried play dough and pet urine are bad for carpets, and really don’t want to know what they just stepped in.


Real mothers often ask questions like:

  • Are you trying to give me a heart attack?   Keep this up and you’ll send me to an early grave.
  • If you don’t stop teasing that dog, we will take him to the pound.  You want that?
  • Don’t you know that I am doing this because I love you?
  • Why should I be reasonable?  I am your mother.
  • Why?  Because I said so.  That’s why.
  • He’s your dog, so why should I clean up after him?
  • Do I ever get any thanks?  You know there are millions of children in this world who aren’t blessed with mothers like me.
  • Am I complaining?  Not really… I wouldn’t trade the joy and satisfaction of being a Mom for anything!


A Mother is a true friend to both two-footed and four-footed kids: when troubles come, when adversity takes the place of prosperity, when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, only to desert us when trouble thickens, she will remain faithful to us, no matter what.   Special blessings to all Moms!