Often we find that some of the experiences we go through in life are more fully appreciated years later when we can look back with greater perspective. It would be a rare child that would have the depth of gratitude for all that one’s mother does for her children. The sacrifices, the difficulties and the challenges in helping her child or children have a better life. We often do not realize some of the little things our mother does for us that has helped us be a better person, enjoy life in a more meaningful way and Mother’s Day gives us that moment to pause and reflect.
Happy Mother’s Day with appreciation for all the mom’s out there in the world without which we would have no world. I am grateful for my mother and the many lessons learned from her on how to be a better person.
As a child perhaps you have had the thought of tying up your mother? Sound strange, I agree? In Yugoslavia children do just that and only release the mom after she has given them treats.
In most of the cultures and languages the term Mother starts with an “M”.
Mother’s Day sees around one quarter of all flowers purchased throughout the year falling on this holiday.
In the United States alone, around 122 million phone calls are made to moms on Mother’s Day. Did you call your mother for mother’s day?
In 1939 in Lima, Peru, the youngest mother on record delivered a baby boy by C-section. She was only 5 years-old and the baby was raised as her brother.
On the flip-side, the oldest woman to deliver a baby was recorded on April 9, 2003. Her name is, Satyabhama Mahapatra, and is a 65-year-old retired schoolteacher in India. She gave birth to a baby boy, which was her first child after 50 years of marriage. However, the eggs were donated by her 26 year-old niece.
Elizabeth Ann Buttle gives a whole new meaning to second family. She gave birth to her first child (a girl) May 19,1956. Then when she was 60 years-old, she gave birth to her son on November 20, 1997, making the babies 41 years 185 days apart.
Whether you take a moment to reflect on your Mother’s memories perhaps with a white carnation in her honor or you are fortunate and are able to speak to or spend time with your mother on this special day may this Mother’s Day be uplifting and heartwarming.
Thanks Mom for just being YOU!
Yours for Better Health, Dr. Shapero
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