Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mother's Day

Mother's Day in Peru. Mother's Day in the U.S.A. There are some things we do share. A tremendous love and respect for our one and only Mother that has an endless and all important job. Mother's that give unconditionally and teach, support and cradle when needed. Mother's really need more than one day of celebration, but we just try and squeeze in all that appreciation that we can in the designated 24 hours we are given this Sunday.

Our Mother's day celebration went smoothly on Friday. We started 45 minutes late. There were not enough chairs. The coffee didn't have enough sugar. One literacy group didn't show up. But, it went just fine. I told myself in the morning yesterday, "we are celebrating with our women on Their Day. And we are inaugurating the HopeHouse. I have no reason to doubt, get angry, stressed out. We are CELEBRATING." And, that is exactly what we did.

It was great. We had a ribbon cutting and toast to the HopeHouse. We recognized the literacy students that had passed their literacy exam. We had T-shirt prizes and Thank You's and dance contests. The women were smiling and laughing and enjoying THEIR celebration. It felt really great to be able to let the worries of the week go and celebrate with them and really honor them.

May your celebrations with your Mother this weekend also be joyful.

Paz ~ Nora

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