Woman's Day has always been for me a most special day. It was a day when right from the time I was 5 years old my sister and I would organize some surprise gift for my mum. My mum was working is a single mum and we are two sisters. I do not remember one day in my whole life - and right now I am 40 years old - when I felt the need of more than one parent. My mum saw to it. She worked from dawn to midnight, attending double shifts, cooking for us, washing and ironing our clothes and always being there for us when we needed her. I do not know how she did it. I am a mother myself today - and I have two daughters too, but I cannot do even one third of the quality upbringing and comfort I had, for my girls. I still wonder how she did it. I still wonder how can I even thank her enough for being my mum.
Woman's Day was a day when I tried to thank her for the nights that she stayed awake to do my school craft, even if she had only 4 hours to sleep a night; Womans day was the day I could tell her how much I loved her; Woman's Day was the day and still is when I thank God for giving me my mum.
There are lots of people celebrating woman's day, each doing it their own way fulfilling the purposes they think important to them. Each country, each state, each region and even each school has their own ideas how woman's day should be celebrated. All over the world woman's day celebrates the indomitable spirit of the woman, and tries to thank her for making this earth a bit more beautiful.
For me, Woman's Day is my mum's day. It is a day which I dedicate to her.
Today, my daughters too spend days crafting hand made exquisitely drawn greeting cards for me. They save money and treat me for snacks where at one go their three months' allowance is blown in one bill. Woman's Day is still a day which brings a lump in my throat and water to my eyes. I have two wonderful girls who appreciate me for just being there - because I really do not do even a small portion of what my mum used to for us when we were small. However, for my daughters I am the sun and the moon - and I feel great about it. And this is day is the day when they give me THANKS for being their mum.
I do not know whether I will ever really deserve their love - but I know that I can never ever in my wildest dream ever be able to thank my mum. There is no way I can ever compensate for reducing her whole young life to three to four hours sleep a night so that we have everything we need, love, comfort, education and emotional security. But I will definitely try to make this one day special for her; a day when I can tell her 'Thank you mum, for being my mum!'
Make sure that you buy your mother something special so that she knows how much you do love her. Just give her something that came from the heart. She will appreciate it because it came from you. Or as stated before why not just tell her how you feel and then you can let her know just how much she means to you. After all when you move out you will not have her by your side and living out there can be dangerous. You can't send your washing home and you won't have your meals done for you anymore. So let her know how much she does mean to you.