Remembering Mom



Mother’s Day is by far the most celebrated holiday of the year. Honoring love of country or an historic political figure never seems to match up to the attention of Mom. There is a sense of duty on Mother’s Day. From the moment we wake up, until we are ready to turn in, we work hard to make it special. A day to show our appreciation for the person who has the toughest job on earth…balancing family and for most, their careers. What is it about Mom that war- rants such pampering and attention on this day? The answer is clear. She delivers life; the one that carries and nurtures from our birth till her death. A life’s journey that has driven her to care for us; to encourage and devote her life’s work to us. It’s a big job to keep it all tied together. Mom is the iconic anchor with its deeply rooted foundation that keeps family values intact. One of my earliest memories of Mom was her coming to open school day. It was a time when parents had the chance to observe our class, while it was being conducted. I was eight years old. As my mother entered the classroom, I remember saying to myself, how beautiful she looked! How blessed I was to have such a Mom. I’d say to my buds, “Yup, that’s my Mom,” as I proudly showed her off. Though my mother worked a full time job, there was always a deliciously prepared home cooked meal on the table every single day. It was important back then, for the family to join at dinner time. Yes, we live in a different world today; It’s getting even harder today to be a Mom. I also remember the times when I was unsure of myself. During moments when there was doubt about my ability. She helped me realize and understand that life has it’s obstacles. Mom always was reassuring that with a positive attitude, new doors of opportunity would open. For me, it was her belief in me and encouragement that has left an indelible mark on my character. Mom was my best friend. She was my confidant, my support system. The one person above all, that would unselfishly sacrifice her time and love to nurture. The maternal mission of Mom is to keep her family strong. It is why I raise my arm and proudly salute all Moms for their love, devotion and faith in keeping the sanctuary of family alive.


Happy Mother’s Day

Marc Piperno

President ET Week Media Group