… somehow our time together would have been even more special, Mom.
Moms are awesome; I don’t think I realised how much until I lost my mom to cancer in 2009.
Today is International Women’s Day and I’m thinking about her even more than usual even though she wasn’t a prime minister or politician or president. She didn’t own or run a company or sit on any boards. Yet she was a symbol of inspiration and commitment to all who knew her. She endured and saw things through to the end. Her word was her bond. She looked after her children and gave selflessly to others. She worked hard and died way too young; she was my hero.
My advice? Don’t ever take your mom for granted. Yes she may be a nag, a nit-picker or someone who is exceeding the limits of your medication but a mother’s love is like no other. So go give your mother a super big hug today and then tell her how much you love her – if for no other reason because today is International Women’s Day 🙂
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Not sure about this day in history and why we observe it? Then here’s what we know.
“International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.
IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother’s Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.” Read more
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