Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Mother’s Day Beginnings



Chef Anne Feinman

Did you know there is more than one date Mother’s Day is celebrated across the world? In the United States we celebrate the 2nd Sunday of May, but in other countries it is other days in May, as well as in other months of the year.

In the end, it doesn’t really matter on what day you celebrate Mother’s Day because, like my father always says, every single day should be Mother’s Day. Let’s treat Mom to something special this Mother’s Day. Whether it is breakfast in bed, brunch, lunch, dinner or a fabulous dessert…the choices are endless. Make your plans now, to make a reservation or a grocery list. May 12 is her day!

I am a daughter, a sister, a mother, a step-mother, a grandmother and I cherish the memories of Mother’s Day. As the daughter of a lovely woman, Lilly, who passed four years ago, I have found a special poem to share.


In PassingAnonymous

A soothing reminder that your mom will always be with you.

Sometimes Mom in passing
Would pat you on the back
And sometimes in passing
She’d show you the right track.

Sometimes Mom in passing
Would say, “You sure look nice!”
And sometimes in passing
She could make you think twice.
Sometimes Mom in passing
Would lightly touch your hair
And sometimes in passing
She’d show you what was fair.

Sometimes Mom in passing
Would ask, “What do you mean?”
And sometimes in passing
She would get in between.

Sometimes Mom in passing
Would give you, “that look”
And sometimes in passing
Would give you what it took.

But this time, Mom is passing
From this world to the best
And this time in passing
She’ll pass the final test.

And when Mom has passed
And the pain is so unkind
Just look and you’ll find her
There in your heart and mind.

What a gentle reminder of the love my mother had for us five girls. I miss her everyday.

This Mother’s Day, and every day, remember the special woman…who gave you roots… who gave you hope…who gave you dreams…and most of all, the love that brought you to this day.

May my daughters be blessed as mothers, and may we honor all mothers on their special day.




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