Graduation season has arrived. I am lucky enough to have a daughter graduating high school this year too! That means I get to be a part of all of the graduation chaos. Talk about letting the squirrels run wild!
Here’s what I keep coming back to… Why are Graduations and Mother’s Day all in the same month? I think I’m on to them… I believe I have unlocked the mystery… Many years ago, the “Powers that Be” established a national holiday called Mother’s Day. It didn’t start out as a day to honor all the things moms did for their kiddos, no, it started as a class to teach mothers how to better raise their children… well that is a least one of the origins. The official holiday came about because of woman named Anna Jarvis who wanted to honor mothers and the sacrifices they make. (If you don’t believe me you can check it out for yourself at History.com)
Anyhooo… I’m not teaching history so I’ll get back to my point. The “powers that be” created a national holiday called mother’s day. It “happens” to fall every 2nd Sunday in May. … May is such a full month! Mother’s day, Teacher Appreciation, End of School just to name a few…
So Mother’s day comes and then graduations. So… we have a day to celebrate mom and get her some nice gifts and tell her you love her, … … … and THEN…
Well then comes all the chaos of graduation. The celebrations, the invitations, the gown, the cap, the pictures… and all the things wrapped up in it.
So I have come to this conclusion. Mother’s day comes before graduation as a way to butter moms up so they don’t kill there kids days before they walk and get a paper saying good job, you did school. But where is the award for mom???
The Way to Go Mom Award
The You didn’t Kill Them Award
The 12 Years of Carpool Award
The Lunch Packer Award
… and …
so many more!
So here’s to you Mom! You are true graduate! You made sure your kid showed up everyday, you made sure they did their homework AND that they took it back to school the next day. Congratulations for sitting through all the musicals and plays. High Five for all the hours spent in the car running them from here to there. As your baby walks across that stage, you are walking with them, cheering them on from behind, sobbing as you see your baby no longer needs to hold your hand. But here’s to you mom, as your baby soars remember you taught them how, and you are the wind under them. They wouldn’t be where they are without you. Here’s to you Mom, the true 2019 Graduate!