An Important Mother’s Day Message

An Important Mother’s Day Message

To all you college students out there, listen up. I have an important Mother’s Day message just for you.

I know you are in the heat of final exams and term papers and squeezing out the best grade you can make in that tough class. I know you may be thinking only of graduation, summer school, or a sunny vacation right now.

But there is a day that shows up on the calendar the same time every year and it needs your attention. Your mother needs a card, a call, a flower, or a gift. Any sign or signal from you that lets her know she is lovingly remembered on this day will do more good than you’ll ever know—until you have a kid in college.

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For Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day

To my wife and the mother of three remarkable daughters,

I don’t usually do this. Truthfully, I gag a little at all the sweet posts that are shared between husbands and wives ON PUBLIC MEDIA. Denise and I have agreed to keep our expressions of love private. We tell each other but not my 5000 Facebook friends or her 3000 or my fan page or Twitter buddies or LinkedIn pals. Do they really need to know how much I love my wife or that she looked really hot in that outfit today?

But it’s Mother’s Day. Again, I’m in hot water. I bristle at the growing number of holidays for which we are supposed to buy a card, a gift, and go out to eat. I suspect Hallmark and Applebee’s are behind the conspiracy. And why should the husband be expected to do something to recognize his wife on Mother’s Day? Isn’t this the kids’ responsibility? She’s their mother, not mine. I can feel the heat rising out there in cyber-land even as I type. For those of you who hate what I just said, sometimes I use ghost writers.

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