Sunday, May 10, 2009
In honor of all mothers
Mother’s Day isn’t an Armenian celebration. It’s one of those American “Hallmark” events - buy a pretty card, an expensive bouquet of flowers, and treat Mom to an over-priced buffet.
To Armenians, Mother's Day is every day - especially because families were separated due to the Genocide or illness.
Children without mothers were raised by other relatives - if
they were lucky. Others, like my mother’s cousin Mary, and my father-in-law were sent to orphanages. They, like many other children, were left to their own defenses; a mother's love was only a dream.
Please, take time - not just on this Hallmark day - but throughout the year to tell your mother how much she is loved. If your mother is gone, please take a moment to remember her.
TheArmenianKitchen.com wishes all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day!