How is less important than who you celebrate

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 8, 2010

There are many ways to honor mothers on Mother’s Day.

There are plenty of digital Mother’s Day cards to choose from. A website has been devoted to Mother’s Day.

There are thousands of Mother’s Day T-shirt designs waiting to be stamped.

You can make a Mother’s Day home video or buy her chocolates or resort to an old-fashioned greeting card.

Most likely, you will take her out to lunch tomorrow.

All of that is well and good, but this poem by an unnamed author really gets to the point:


If I could give you diamonds

for each tear you cried for me.

If I could give you sapphires

for each truth you’ve helped me see.

If I could give you rubies

for the heartache that you’ve known.

If I could give you pearls

for the wisdom that you’ve shown.

Then you’ll have a treasure, mother,

that would mount up to the skies

That would almost match the sparkle

in your kind and loving eyes.

But I have no pearls, no diamonds,

As I’m sure you’re well aware

So I’ll give you gifts more precious

My devotion, love and care.

Another thing we can do is unofficially celebrate Mother’s Day more than once a year.

Meanwhile, Happy Mother’s Day, moms. Thanks for all you’ve done and continue to do to make this a better world.

We sincerely hope you have a great day today and every day of the year.