Happy Mother's Day! Give Thanks and Praises

“Give Thanks and Praises.” Each day someone who I follow on twitter tweets this and it’s always a great reminder for me to be mindful at any pace in my day, because ultimately there is always time to think about the great times and people in your life.

When I saw it on this Mother’s Day morning, I thought about how thankful I am for my mom. How can I not be thankful for someone who strained through hours of labor and now the day-to-day stress of being a mom?

I’m thankful to have a mom who always shows affection, even when I don’t return it.

I’m thankful for a mom that will drive miles and miles to a concert that I want to attend.

I’m thankful for a mom who I can always talk into getting a morning latte.

I’m thankful for a mom that allows me to load some of my music on her phone.

I’m thankful to have a mom that does whatever she can to keep her kids happy.

I’m thankful for a mom who before she leaves for work each day says, “Bye Em, have a good day. Love you.”

I hope everyone today is able to “Give thanks and praises,” to the mother in their life, because the labor of a woman is why you’re breathing.


Hello, I’m Emma Eekhoff. I’m a 17-year-old that would rather be networking for business than at a party with my high school friends. I’m not afraid to share my stance on something, whether it is an art form like music or recent events in the world. I’ve been writing in a journalist setting for only a few years, through my high school’s online newspaper, The Growl Online or for a music blog. I love to connect and network with new people in the worlds of business and music, travel to new places and eat new interesting foods.

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