Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

My family is not the festive type.

In Christmas, we don't put up a tree.  For each other birthdays, we tend to go out and eat a meal together.

My parents don't go for fancy things.  They are the practicality type.  As such, them, I am quite like that.

Tomorrow is Mother's Day and I asked my mom what she wanted to do.   I suggested that I could buy take out from her favorite Indian restaurant.

I was reading this post about Mother's Day.  It was originally by a Christian, Anna Jarvis.

Though the holiday was meant for a day to remember her passed away mother.  She became soured by the commercialism of it all.

This is what she had to say....
A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You take a box to Mother—and then eat most of it yourself. A pretty sentiment.

Not that my family is a huge fan of chocolate.  If I buy chocolate for my mom, I will be the one eating the majority of it :D

The post was talking about whether Mother's Day and worship come hand in hand.  Not what to say about that.  Though for me, I know I am guilty of not showing my mom gratitude for raising me up and having to deal with all the headaches and grieve when I was younger (ok sometimes now too).   I am very thankful for my parents, though they are not Christians, they raised my sis and me as best as they know how.

We migrated from Hong Kong in 1988.  My parents pretty much gave up their future and everything to come to Canada.  They sacrificed their career in order to provide a better future for us. For this I thank you...(I better tell them in person TOO!).

1 comment:

Tara said...

Ahhhh I am adding your parents to my prayer list. I know the feeling of not having christians in your family/ able to share.

I'm a mother but still feel like the day is for my mom and not me :)
Probably I just love what I do and get rewarded for it everyday with lil people hugs and kisses.