The Month of May
May Day, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day.
All three days are days of celebration and days of remembrance.
The Maypole, decorated with flowers, celebrates the beginning of May, which ushers in earth in full bloom.
Mother’s day honors mothers both living and dead. I remember each Mother’s Day dad would buy me a red rose to wear to church signifying that mom was alive and he would wear a red rose in his label. I remember the Mother’s Day that the color of his rose turned to white. I am still thankful that I wear a red rose in honor of my mom.
Memorial Day seems to have gotten less important but it shouldn’t because it is on that day that we honor those men and women who gave their all for our nation’s freedom. I am writing and you are reading this post because we can because they did.
I have an idea: each day in May begins with an M; May 1st, May 2nd, May 3rd etc so let’s make every day in May a day of celebration and remembrance: 31 days to fill with fun, hope, joy, thanksgiving and special memories.
Books are a great way to teach our children about these holidays. Below is a list of websites that offer some reading recommendations.
Mother’s Day: http://holidays.kaboose.com/mom-books.html
Memorial Day: http://www.theholidayzone.com/memorial/books.html
Enjoy the holidays!