Do something special for your mother this weekend

Sunday is a special day. It’s Mother’s Day.

If your mother is still alive, do something special for her. It could be a gift, a card or flowers or a task that she has been wanting you to do.

My mother, Kathleen McClure, has been gone ten years which seems impossible. When I think back over the years when she was so active, I remember her being a workaholic from early morning until night. She always thought there were chores that must be done that very day.

My mother was such a teacher, even though she didn’t have a college degree. When she told you to do something or not to do something, she told you why. That is such a wonderful thing to do. I can still hear and remember some of her explanations today.

She babysit for a number of years. She looked after ‘her babies’ like they were her own. She cooked healthy, tasty food they liked.

Years after she stopped, she would often get Christmas cards from mothers whose children she had kept, praising her and thanking her for their care.

Since I was an only child, I got a lot of attention and care. For that I am so very thankful.

When I look around today at some of society’s ills, some children are living in environments of abuse and neglect as well as in homes affected by drugs and alcohol.

If you are fortunate enough to have a wonderful mother who loves you unconditionally, treat her special this weekend. Tell her how much you love and appreciate her for the many things she does.

You’ll be glad you did.

How wonderful it would be if I could do something special for my mother. All I have are memories of her sweetness.

I will buy her flowers, but it will be for her monument and not a corsage like I used to do.

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