It's Mother's Day again! Whether it's your first time to be the celebrant or looking forward to the occasion again, it is simply a special day for us and a time for everyone to appreciate our importance. Here are lovely stories shared by our online community members on their most unforgettable Mother's Day.
“Mother's day is remembering and making peace with our own mother.” Being mother ourselves, we have our own mother to thank and remember. In spite of the differences and family issues that surrounded our relationship, this day calls for us to remember and make peace with our 1st teacher and mentor.
“On Mother’s Day 2009, about 2 and a half months before I gave birth to my son, I attended mass with my family and relatives. I was asked to share during the priest’s homily how it feels to be a first time mother. I felt honored to be given such a chance, and as I delivered my short message, I felt tears run down my face as I let my mother know how much I love her and grateful I am to have her. I felt very happy to let God and everybody know how joyful and blessed I am.” - Marycris B. de Guia, 30 years old
“Many years ago when I was still single, I thought of celebrating Mother’s Day with the mothers of two of my closest friends who went abroad after college and left behind their families. I thought of how they surely miss their daughters, so instead of buying a bouquet of flowers just for my mom, I ordered additional 2 and sent it to them. They were both surprised and teary-eyed when they saw me. I told them that though I cannot replace their daughters, it's a simple way to thank them for raising good daughters with whom I share wonderful friendships. Even now, ten years after, my friends' moms still treat me like their own, making me feel so loved. It's like having 3 mothers.” - Joan B. Benedictos