mother's day

Cool Mother’s Day story… early am flight and I’m sitting across from my mom, when out of the blue she looks around the plane, then looks at me and says, “Son, I can’t believe the life I have… grandma and grandpa would be so proud”. I asked her, “Are you happy ma?”. Just then the flight attendant placed my mom’s breakfast down on the table and my mom said to me, “Am I happy?.. I used to worry about how I was going to buy groceries for us and now I just had my breakfast placed down in front of me”. She bursts into tears and says, “Yes, son I couldn’t be happier”.

This is the woman who when I was 14yrs old we were evicted out of our apartment in Hawaii because we couldn’t afford the weekly $180 rent. At this moment I’m shaking my head and smiling quietly (as my mom blows her nose;), because she just told me she’s happy. And y'all know when our parents tell us they’re happy, it’s so satisfying for us, because it means we’ve done a good job for them as their kids. Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing deserving mama’s out there. And Happy Mother’s Day to my amazing mom who will no doubt kill me for posting this crying pic. #EnjoyBreakfastMom  #GratefulTears  #TryNotToCryInTheEggs

- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

happy mothers day to the strong & caring woman who bore and tolerated these NEETS 💖

(edited bc a lot of ppl are wondering what totty’s giving her)

oso - beer
kara - who knows!! (though it’s prob a piece of clothing w/ his face on it)
choro - a 4 leaf clover
ichi - a stuffed cat
jyushi - acorns
todo - his paycheck (also a peace sign, if you want to count that)

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Happy Mother’s Day Mother…

“I miss you,“….

Hope everyone enjoyed the day with their mothers, grandmothers, mother-figures and the whole shebang. I wanted to do something for Mother’s Day and this is what happened…ENJOY! (LOL)

If you have a complicated relationship with your mother because of abuse or neglect, you don’t have to feel guilty regardless of how much or how little you choose to interact with her.

I know there’s a lot of pressure to acknowledge her even if she’s hurt you badly. If you choose to (or wish you could) keep your distance or even end your relationship with her, you’re not a bad child or ungrateful or mean.

If for any reason you do something nice for her, that doesn’t mean you give up your right to be angry or hurt by what she did before that. It doesn’t mean you give up your right to keep your distance or even end your relationship with her later on.

You don’t owe her. But it’s complicated sometimes, I understand. Just do your best to be gentle with yourself, and try to remember that you didn’t deserve what happened. You have always deserved care and respect.

All my love to those whose mothers have died.

All my love to those whose mothers are abusive or neglectful.

All my love to those mothers who’ve lost a child.

All my love to those who want to be a mother but can’t.

In short, all my love to those that find Mother’s Day to be painful.

Mother’s Day 2016

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Intersecting stories with different moms collide on Mother’s Day.