Time is running out for you to get your gifts. Mother’s Day is here!

Mother’s Day came early for me since all my children and their families were here last Sunday to celebrate Easter. The weather was beautiful and perfect for an Easter egg hunt. (With plastic eggs filled with candy or slips of paper saying prize in some)

Mother’s Day has been criticized for having become too commercialized. Has it? My Mother’s Day gifts were a cow, pig and chicken and a mailbox with post. To clarify the cow, pig and chicken is the popular figurine of the animals standing on top of each other. It will coordinate nicely with an embroidered picture I have. And the mailbox with post is really needed. My present mailbox is so banged up that when it rains the mail gets soaked.

My gifts were not the common Mother’s Day gifts of flowers, jewelry, cards or candy. Searching the internet to find out the most common gift got me some surprising results. Do you know that there is a site that lists the most uniquely searched gift in your state. Alaska’s is a love poem, Hawaii’s is cake pops and in Ohio the most unique gift for Mom is a forever heart necklace.

I also found a site that lists popular peoples quotes about mothers on Mother’s Day

Taraji P. Henson says “Once you’re a mom, you’re always a mom. It’s like riding a bike, you never forget.”

I found this true this past weekend. Every time my grandchildren yelled “Mom” I wanted to answer.

Erma Bombeck said “When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ It is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.”

In my opinion no matter how old you are this will and should happen to you. Mother knows best.

We should thank Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis, the pioneering women of their times, that Mother’s Day came into existence. Today, the festival of Mothers Day is celebrated across 46 countries, though on different dates, and is a hugely popular affair. Millions of people across the globe take the day as an opportunity to honor their mothers, thank them for their efforts in giving them life, raising them and being their constant support and well wisher.

Mother’s Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.

So everyone, gather together, call or email your mother tomorrow. Help her celebrate the joyous occasion of her being a mother.