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Sunday, May 13, 2012
Mother Is the Sum of Selfless Love, Sacrifice and Dedication
By Rolando Sarmiento Ricart/ Radio Cadena Agramonte Collaborator
Mother and Live, both exist even before the emergence of the human race. The words mom, mommy, mama in different languages and dialects convey magic meanings: to take refuge from the cold, lower a fever, quench the thirst, relieve hunger, conquer fear, sleep fearlessly under the priceless shield of a hug.
The 365 days of one year are not enough to reciprocate so much love, self-denial and understanding; because mothers deserve to feel that our hearts beat on the same frequency that theirs, and only the heartless people can scorn that.
World community, however, has set out dates to praise that special being, that incomparable women who is capable to turn a flower into a spear, a waterfall into volcanic lava, tears into stones and a kiss into strength, when peace loses its wings and her children are at stake.
In 1870, American abolitionist, social activist, and poet Julia Ward Howe established the Mother's Day for Peace. Before, the Greeks had dedicated a celebration to Rhea, the Mother Goddess of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades. Romans in the ancient world called this celebration Hilaria, while Catholics made some changes to this feast to honor Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus of Nazareth.
The Mother’s Day is celebrated differently in diverse countries and cultures of the world. In Cuba as well as in other 32 nations, including United States, China, Germany, Italy, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Venezuela and Puerto Rico, people honor their mothers and motherhood on the second Sunday in May.
On the contrary, Norwegians celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in Febrary; this holyday is celebrated on May 14th in Samoa. In Poland people opted for May 26th and Argentineans celebrate this special date on the third Sunday in October.
But mom, mommy, mama…for you we have all the time in the world, which isn’t enough and we only know it when life becomes shorter when you have gone.