What is Mother's Day?

"What is Mother's Day?" my bright-eyed 5 year old son asks.

"It's the day you show your mother how much you love her.", I amusedly answered. 

“I am making you something at school.  Guess what it is!” he bounces up and down. 

“Your handprint?”

“No…” he says with a mischievous smile.

“Your footprint?”

“No…” he giggles.

“Both of your hands?  Both of your feet?”


He pauses, and then says, “But don’t guess flowers!”

“Oh, then I have no idea”, I playfully feigned.    “I guess I will just have to wait to find out.”

And even though the flowers may not truly surprise me, I will always be amazed by his innocence, his inquisitive nature, and his love for me.  I feel very blessed, because these are the Mother’s Day gifts I get EVERY DAY of the year. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful, caring, and strong mothers!