A Mother’s Day Message | My Legacy & My Mother’s Influence on My Love for Technology
My mother passed away when I was 18, and for many years after that Mother’s day was a very hard day of the year for me each year.
I always felt jealous of all of the people going out to brunch, etc and celebrating with their mothers, as I no longer had a mother to celebrate with.
Then, several years following my mother’s death, I attended a luncheon for Motherless Daughters on the day before Mother’s Day.
There was a guest speaker who spoke about the origin of Mother’s Day. She explained that Mother’s day was actually created by a woman who, a year after her mother died, had a huge memorial/celebration in honor of her mother’s life. That was the first Mother’s Day.
Learning this shifted everything for me. From that point forward I have always seen Mother’s Day as an awesome day where I get to celebrate my mother’s life.
Of course, now that I have children of my own, Mother’s Day has taken on other new meaning for me as well.
Today, as I was reflecting back on the memory of my mother, I was thinking about how her passion for technology was part of her legacy that has been passed down to me… and how has now become part of my legacy.
I shot a quick video about it with my mother’s day message for you.
It’s also a huge shout-out to all of the mothers out there. You are all amazing. 🙂
I hope you take this day to celebrate your mother, celebrate yourself, celebrate your children, and celebrate life.
Feel free to contact me if you want to learn how to work from home on the internet… you can be part of my legacy. 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day! I love you!
Amy Starr Allen
Love it Amy, this was really beautiful. I never knew the origin of mothers day before. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Ali. Yes… it was actually a very beautiful story about the woman who ‘invented’ Mother’s Day and, as I mentioned, life changing for me. Happy Mother’s Day to you, my friend. 🙂 xo