Mother’s Day isn’t an Armenian celebration. It’s one of those American “Hallmark” events – buy a pretty card, an expensive bouquet of flowers, and treat Mom to an over-priced buffet.
To Armenians, Mother’s Day is every day – especially because families were separated due to the Genocide or illness.
Children without mothers were raised by other relatives – if
they were lucky. Others, like my mother’s cousin Mary, and my father-in-law were sent to orphanages. They, like many other children, were left to their own defenses; a mother’s love was only a dream.
Please, take time – not just on this Hallmark day – but throughout the year to tell your mother how much she is loved. If your mother is gone, please take a moment to remember her.
TheArmenianKitchen.com wishes all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day!
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What a touching Mother’s Day message. And Mary looks fabulous in this photo!
Robyn, I hope you had a Happy Mother’s Day.