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. wishes all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day!


  1. What a touching Mother's Day message. And Mary looks fabulous in this photo!

  2. Robyn, I hope you had a Happy Mother's Day.