When is Mother’s Day?

Mother’s day is not just the second Sunday of May.

It is Mother’s Day when the sun shines, or when it rains, or just cloudy.

It is Mother’s Day when it is cold, or downright freezing. Or when it is hot or oppressively muggy.

It is Mother’s Day when it is bright and hopeful or when it is miserable and sickening.

It is Mother’s Day when it is quiet and peaceful or noisy, rowdy and chaotic.

It is Mother’s Day when one’s heart is overflowing with love or bleeding with uncontrolled hate.

It is Mother’s Day when laughter contorts one’s face in every way imaginable or when tears paint sadness, pain and hurt down one’s cheeks and muted lips.

It is Mother’s Day when triumph and success hold the upright hands or when failure and frustration weigh on the bowed head and the resigned shoulders.

It is Mother’s Day when a child is born full of hope and aspirations or when the old dies full of regret, misgivings and remembrance.

It is Mother’s Day when a child wakes up and calls out Mom or when a child grows and from far away calls Mom.

It is Mother’s Day, all our lives. From the day we’re born, to the day we die.



About danmeljim

Dan Jimenez was the Editor in Chief of The Corps Magazine from 1976 to 1977. After graduation, he never abandoned his ideas and continued writing. On October 1983, as a young Navy Lieutenant, he wrote an open letter addressed to Salvador Laurel who was then a leader of the opposition against President Marcos. It was published by almost all the dailies and earned for him the commendation of PMAAA, Inc. He immigrated to the US in 1986 but continued to write about the country of his birth. He has defended the Philippine Military Academy against claims of it being a Philippine Monetary Academy and a corrupt institution. Very recently, he posted commendation of Gen Bato de la Rosa and castigation of Senator Sonny Trillanes, which went viral. He continues to believe that "Ideas must reign supreme because personalities and individuals are as fleeting as the seasons." Always a plebe in his thinking, he will live by the adage: "The greatest failure is that never attempted."
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