In honor of all mothers

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. wishes all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. Bonnie May 11, 2009 at 12:51 am

    What a touching Mother’s Day message. And Mary looks fabulous in this photo!

  2. David Blasco May 11, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Robyn, I hope you had a Happy Mother’s Day.

  3. Anonymous May 11, 2009 at 10:09 pm



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